Mama Farook

Awara Mallung

7 January 2011
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Awara Mallung

When Fahim’s parents come for a visit, they sometimes bring things with them, usually food items of one description or another. It might be sweets like muscat or jellabies, or fruit from their trees like mango or papaya. Sometimes, it’s green chillies or other vegetables. This last visit? Awara. Awara look a bit like...
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Breakfast Tempered Chickpeas

4 April 2010
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Breakfast Tempered Chickpeas

I honestly didn't think of eating chickpeas for breakfast, but then, I previously hadn't considered eating mung beans for breakfast, and yet mung beans work well for breakfast - Fahim loves it. ... Well, to be honest, I didn't realize at first that Fahim's mom intended the chickpeas to be for breakfast. ......
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Sri Lankan Garlic’d Cabbage Leaves

21 March 2010
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Sri Lankan Garlic’d Cabbage Leaves

A month and a half back, Fahim and I were returning home when we saw this truck. ... Cuz I really don't think we're in an alternate universe right now, you know? As it turns out, we got our answer when the car we were in passed the truck.
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Mama Farook’s Sri Lankan Tamarind Fish Curry

3 January 2010
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Mama Farook’s Sri Lankan Tamarind Fish Curry

Among the recipes Fahim’s mom taught me is this Tamarind Fish Curry. It’s spicy, a little bit sour (from the tamarind), and absolutely delish. This is one of my all-time favourite ways to eat fish. Mama Farook’s Sri Lankan Tamarind Fish Curry Ingredients 2 tablespoons tamarind paste 2 teaspoons red chilli pepper powder* 1/2...
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Pol (Coconut) Roti

4 May 2009
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Pol (Coconut) Roti

I’ve seen my mother-in-law make coconut roti a few times, but haven’t made it myself and even, somehow, managed to not write her recipe down. Considering how much I love coconut roti, I can’t imagine why I wasn’t thinking! So when time came for me to make coconut roti, rather than going with my...
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Howdy and welcome to my site! I'm Laurie and I'll be your, er, hostess today. :)

I'm a Canadian expat currently living in Singapore. I'm married to a Sri Lankan and lived in Sri Lanka for nearly a decade. We also lived in New Zealand for half a year.

I cook Sri Lankan curries, sambols, and mallungs. I bake bread using wild yeast (sourdough that isn't sour). I bake on the stove. I experiment with Indian / Malaysian / Indonesian / Thai / whatever cuisines interest me. And I experiment wildly.

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