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spicy dry fish sri lankan style

Karola Thel Dala (Spicy Fried Dry Fish)

A Spicy Sri Lankan Dry Fish Recipe Fish and other seafood plays a major part in Sri Lankan cuisine. Catching, selling, cooking and eating fish is a part of our culture. Like many other Sri Lankan foods, dry fish recies were originally conceived as a necessity. Before we had fridges, the...

Cashew Curry (Kaju Kirata)

Cashew Curry (Kaju Maluwa)

Sri Lankan Cashew Curry: Expensive and Delicious Cashew nuts are a very popular ingredient is Sri Lankan cuisine. Cashew nuts are also really, really expensive in Sri Lanka. I haven’t lived in Sri Lanka for a few years now and I’m not up to date with the current prices, but I...

Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets

How to Make Fish Cutlets

What’s Round, Coated in Breadcrumbs and Tastes Amazing? Fish cutlets are one of Sri Lanka’s most popular snacks, on par only with fish patties. Cutlets might not be a Sri Lankan invention – but just like other imported recipes, cutlets have been given their own character by generations of Sri...

Sri Lankan Kangkong Curry

Kangkong Curry with Dal

A Delicious Recipe, but how do you Say Kangkong in English? Kangkong is a South Asian vegetable that grows mostly in the water and goes by almost as many names as there are ways to cook it. In Sri Lanka and some other South Asian countries we call the plant kankun,...

Ala Thel Dala (devilled potato)

Devilled Potato (Ala Thel Dala)

The Sri Lankan Way to Make Potato Stir-Fry Sri Lanka is famous for its spicy cuisine. If you’ve tried my spicy shrimps or devilled pineapple then you will already have an idea of the fiery taste of a real Sri Lankan stir-fry. Devilled potato (ala thel dala in Sinhala) is...

Devilled Cashews (kaju thel dala)

Devilled Cashew Stir-Fry (Kaju Thel Dala)

Sri Lanka’s Best Kept Secret Follow my blog with Bloglovin Cashews – A Luxury Food in Sri Lanka Sri Lankan cuisine is special in many ways. The use of cashew nuts is very characteristic to Sri Lankan recipes. You can use them as garnish and a bit of cashew adds...

Bonchi (Green Beans)

Bonchi Gambirisata (Green Beans with Black Pepper)

Sri Lankan Bonchi Recipe Yes, you should eat more green beans Recently I shared with you my bean curry recipe. I’ve pointed out some of the many health benefits of green beans and I hope I was able to whet your appetite for more of our island’s delicious bonchi recipes. There are...

Annasi (Pineapple)

Devilled Pineapple (Annasi Thel Dala)

An Exotic, Sweet-Sour-Spicy Treat Annasi Thel Dala: Devilled, Stir-Fried Pineapple You might never have tasted annasi thel dala (අන්නාසි තෙල් දාල in Sinhala) before, but you’re probably familiar with recipes like devilled eggs or devilled kidneys. The Oxford dictionary defines devilled food as food that’s cooked with hot seasoning. It’s...

Harak Mas Kariya

Beef Curry (Harak Mas Karyia)

Sri Lankan Beef Curry with an Extra-Rich Taste Much Easier than it Looks Sri Lankan beef curry (harak mas kariya or හරක් මස් කරිය in Sinhala) is one of those typical Sri Lankan recipes that look complicated at first, but are actually quite easy to execute. The list of ingredients is...

Sri Lankan Yellow Rice (Kaha Bath)

Kaha Bath (Sri Lankan Yellow Rice)

Sri Lankan Yellow Rice: Traditional and Versatile Kaha Bath is the Center of a Good Meal If you’re looking to explore Sri Lankan cuisine, then yellow rice is an excellent starting point. Sri Lankan yellow rice (kaha bath or (කහ බත්) in Sinhala) is without a doubt one of the...

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