Sri Lanka

  • Baby jackfruit curry - Polos

    Cooking time: 40 min. / 40 min.Difficulty: mediumvideo

    Jackfruit is a fascinating fruit. Not only because of its size, but it is used completely different way in each stage of its ripeness. If it is of a size about 15-20 cm, it is called baby jack (or green jackfruit). It is used as a vegetable and has a sour taste. The curry made of it is called polos and is a bit sour too, but very nicely sour.

    Baby jackfruit curry - Polos
  • Coconut curry

    Cooking time: 20 min. / 10 min.Difficulty: easyvideo

    Most of Sri Lankan recipes consists of coconut. The more when talking about this recipe. It is a delicate sauce pleasantly seasoned, which is used especially for string hoppers (rice noodles) or kottu roti (chopped bread).

    Coconut curry
  • Water spinach with coconut

    Cooking time: 15 min. / 6 min.Difficulty: easyvideo

    Nice light and warm salad, where the spicy ingredients are balanced by tender fresh grated coconut. And like most of Sri Lankan dishes it is vegetarian and vegan too.

    Water spinach with coconut
  • Spicy and sour fish curry

    Cooking time: 20 min. / 30 min.Difficulty: easyvideo

    If you love spicy food, you will love this Sinhala fish curry recipe. Check the list of ingredients and you will understand ;). But still could be worse. Better have some sugar or yoghurt with you to extinguish your tongue.

    Spicy and sour fish curry
  • Achcharu - Green papaya pickle

    Cooking time: 20 min. / 6 min.Difficulty: easyvideo

    When I was in Sri Lanka for the first time, I was living in the house with Sri Lankan aunties and a granny too. When I came back in one year, the granny unfortunately was not there any more..... At the time it was just 3 months she passed away, so I witnessed preparation for Almsgiving ceremony, Sanghika dana. The ceremony should bring a beautiful post-mortem life of the person. Loads of special food are prepared for the ceremony and one of them is achcharu, green papaya or carrot pickle.

    Achcharu - Green papaya pickle
  • Badhapu malu - Fried fish

    Cooking time: 10 min. / 15 min.Difficulty: easyvideo

    This fish recipe we had as a part of amazing Sunday lunch together with rice, some vegetable curry and sambal with one lovely family from a house made of mud by train tracks. Simple recipe, as you can see.

    Badhapu malu - Fried fish
  • Mixed rice

    Cooking time: 10 min. / 25 min.Difficulty: easy

    This kind of dish is in Sri Lankan villages considered as a dish served at special occasions. And the fact it was decorated with dates, rosins, prawns and eggs was even more special. As in Sri Lanka, they do appreciate guests, and luckily it was me, as I was invited for a Sunday dinner by a very nice family. So one of the courses was this very nice dish. It is something like fried rice. But the rice was not fried, just mixed aside from fire with other fried ingredients.

    Mixed rice
  • Bandakka curry - Ladies fingers curry

    Cooking time: 10 min. / 10 min.Difficulty: easyvideo

    This curry is exceptional firstly as it is nearly not spicy at all and secondly, okra is a slimy vegetable, which some people love, some don't. If you belong to the ones, who love it, you will love this curry too. As Ladies fingers curry is nearly not spicy at all, it is usually combined with more spicy curries like for instance Jackfruit curry.

    Bandakka curry - Ladies fingers curry
  • Picant carrot salad - Sambal

    Cooking time: 10 min. / 0 min.Difficulty: easy

    Simple, refreshing, picant. Perfectly balanced taste with sweet carrots. What else to add? :)

    Picant carrot salad - Sambal
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