Category: Vegetarian

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 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,...

String Hoppers with Pol Sambol

Homemade String Hoppers (Idiyappam)

A Staple of Sri Lankan Cuisine String hoppers are not only a staple of Sri Lankan cuisine, it seems that they recently have gained some momentum as an international culinary trend. What are string hoppers? String hoppers (Idiyappam in Sinhala, spelled ඉඳියාප්ප) are small steamed pancakes made out of rice...

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...

Pol Sambol (Sri Lankan Coconut Salad)

Pol Sambol (Coconut Salad)

How to Make Pol Sambol in Two Easy Steps Coconut is the king of Sri Lankan cuisine. Coconut milk and scraped coconut are staples of many Sri Lankan recipes. Today we’ll be looking at one of the quickest, easiest and most delicious way to prepare coconut: Pol sambol (sometimes spelled...

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...

Pol Roti (Coconut Roti)

Pol Roti (Coconut Roti)

A Quick and Easy Coconut Roti Recipe Traditionally, Sri Lankans don’t eat much bread. Like in many other Asian countries, rice is the main food around which most meals are centered in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans do however love their pol roti (in Sinhalese: පොල් රොටි) in the morning! Roti is a flat...

watalappan

Watalappan (Coconut Milk Pudding)

One of the Most Famous Traditional Sri Lankan Desserts Preparing Watalappan Like a Pro The recipe I want to share with you today is a mouth-wateringly sweet Sri Lankan dessert called watalappan (වටලප්පන් in Sinhala). Watalappan is a delicious coconut milk pudding  with cashew nuts and jaggery. There are many variations of...

Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry (wambatu maluwa)

Eggplant Curry (Wambatu Karyia)

A Mild Vegetable Curry from Sri Lanka Deep-Fried Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry with Coconut Milk Sri Lanka is famous for it’s many amazing curry recipes. I’ve shared a few different Sri Lankan curry recipes on this blog in the past, including rabu curry, chicken curry and of course the famous...

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...

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