I roasted some vegetables I bought last week from the app toogoodtogo (https://toogoodtogo.co.uk/en-gb/business?utm_medium=Search&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=UK_B2B_Paid_Marketing_Search_Google_Dynamic&gclid=CjwKCAiA4KaRBhBdEiwAZi1zzjYI5FtVoQXJazvfVpL6Z_VjtHtdrPeDBslwLrUZJGhcrk0it3AF3xoCGHsQAvD_BwE) This app is great for reducing food wastage. You can buy very discounted groceries or cooked food from stores in your neighbourhood using this app. I had butternut squash and parsnip, which I cut into small chunks and mixed with some olive … Continue reading Roasted veggies for breakfast!
11 servings Sri Lankan parippu or dhal curry is a creamy curry made with split red lentils. Cooked in herbs and spices and water, with some coconut milk for the creaminess. The coconut milk and ceylon cinnamon distinguish this from the Indian style preparations. For the temparaduwa which is the topping, I fried some onion, … Continue reading Sri Lankan parippu / dhal curry (පරිප්පු)
This is a traditional Sri Lankan sweet snack, perfect with a cup of plain tea (for the non Sri Lankans, that is black tea without milk), as a dessert or as an energy ball! Usually in Sri Lanka I would buy from the store, because you can get some good quality sesame balls from some … Continue reading තල ගුලි / sesame balls
This dish came about after experimenting between the Sri Lankan kiri hodi and chicken curry. Yes. You read correctly. I wanted something with a strong flavour but not overpowering. Serves 4. Ingredients 350 g tempeh 1 tsp turmeric powder 1.5 tsp Sri Lankan roasted curry powder 1 cm ginger (approximately 1 tbsp chopped)4 cloves garlic … Continue reading Tempeh yellow curry
This is a super easy and healthy recipe. Sago grain is made from the starches of the core of the sago palm. These days, tapioca is what is often found in the markets, as it is cheaper to produce. We have had sago since childhood in different forms. Our mom used to make a dessert … Continue reading Sago porridge
When I was living in Singapore it was easy to buy good Tempeh from some of the Indonesian stalls at Geylang Serai market. Since I was moving back to Europe, I knew I need to learn how to make my own. I am part of an FB group called Singapore Fermentation Exchange, where we come … Continue reading Tempeh making – an adventure in fermentation
Billing (averrhoa bilimbi) is a fruit that grows in Sri Lanka and also South and South East Asia. This achcharu turned out so mouthwatering delicious and is so versatile in how you can eat it. This is a non-traditional recipe and my own creation. I find the traditional one a bit fussy and involves way … Continue reading Billing achcharu (බිලිං අච්චාරු)
I bought some හුලංකීරිය or arrowroot from the market recently. In Sri Lanka we either boil it and serve with fresh coconut or make a porridge. It's a highly nutritious yam. Admittedly the yams sold in the market are giant sized🤣 I decided to do something different and make cookies instead. Since I am normally … Continue reading Arrowroot cookies with real arrowroot!
Writing this post because of discussions I had with various people about meal prep! I do meal preparation in the weekend so I have a healthy home cooked meal I can consume each day during the work week. Since I cook Sri Lankan food, I know what kind of things go together for Sri Lankan … Continue reading Meal Prep
This is my very own recipe getting inspired by our very own Sri Lankan aappa and vellavehum, and Chinese Jian Bing. The filling had a south east Asia twist as I used some galangal and mango sambal belacan sauce. Enjoy, and please let me know if you make it. I made the first batch after … Continue reading Mung bean and coconut milk pancakes