Posts Tagged ‘ Sri Lankan cuisine ’

Lunch on Eid ul-Fitr

21 September 2009
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Lunch on Eid ul-Fitr

We opted to get outside food this Eid. It’s so much less work and so much less tiring. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as good as homemade. We ordered the mutton biryani package from Miami Catering. The mutton biryani came with six hard-boiled eggs and 1 kg mutton (minimum! they say). It also came with...
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Breakfast on Eid ul-Fitr

21 September 2009
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Breakfast on Eid ul-Fitr

Eid ul-Fitr is the day marking the end of Ramadan for Muslims. Eid is one of the most important days for Muslims, similar to Christmas for Christians. Breakfast isn’t eaten until the men return from the mosque for festival prayers at around 8:30 am. Today was a fairly typical breakfast for Eid ul-Fitr or...
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Mama Farook’s Sri Lankan Chilli Potatoes

20 September 2009
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Mama Farook’s Sri Lankan Chilli Potatoes

Because it’s Ramadan, and it’s difficult for Fahim to eat a full meal when breakfast has to be done by 4:30am, enough to carry him through the next 14 hours until he can eat again, he gets to make requests. At the beginning of Ramadan, Fahim had asked for his mother’s chilli potatoes. While...
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Capsicum Curried in Coconut Milk

24 May 2009
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Capsicum Curried in Coconut Milk

I’ve made this dish before for Fahim and I, and we really like it. Then, one day, his parents were here and I made it again, and they agreed that it was good and said I could make it again. For them, that’s high praise! The original recipe is from Ceylon Cooking by Chandra...
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Seeni Sambol – a lovely Sri Lankan dish

17 May 2009
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Seeni Sambol – a lovely Sri Lankan dish

My mother-in-law makes a lovely seeni sambol – spicy, sweet onion sambol – that I love. But I didn’t have her recipe, so had to see what I could find. Because, of course, I had to have seeni sambol to go with my coconut roti. This picture doesn’t do the dish justice. Unfortunately, I...
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Sri Lankan Pol Sambol

8 May 2009
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Sri Lankan Pol Sambol

Pol sambol is an absolutely delightful dish, a food of the gods, if you will. It ranks as one of my top ten foods of all time, and depending on the day, might just be the winner. Sadly, we ate most of the Pol Sambol before I managed to remember to take a picture....
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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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Tempered Okra Curry

1 May 2009
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Tempered Okra Curry

Okra is called ladies fingers in English in Sri Lanka or bandakka in Sinhala. I’m used to calling it okra, so that’s what I’ll go with. 🙂 One of Fahim’s cousin, knowing that I’m interested in cooking Sri Lankan food, gave me a Sri Lankan cookbook a year or so back. It’s called Ceylon...
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Cabbage Mallung

19 April 2009
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Cabbage Mallung

  A mallung (also spelled mallum) is a Sri Lankan dish made with some type of vegetable or leaf that’s cooked with freshly shredded coconut. They’re usually cooked for a fairly short period of time and are fairly quick dishes to put together. A note on cabbage. If you’re not a fan – like...
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Ala Badun, aka Sri Lankan Devilled Potato & Onions

13 April 2009
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Ala Badun, aka Sri Lankan Devilled Potato & Onions

I’m not a potato person. I grew up on boiled-until-glue potatoes six days a week and, you know, it just got old. Once I had a choice about what food was made/what groceries were bought, I swore off potatoes for a good many years. A few years ago, though, I tried out Ala Badun...
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About LMAshton

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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