Posts Tagged ‘ Sri Lankan cuisine ’

Gotukola Sambol

12 April 2009
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Gotukola Sambol

I’m participating in a new-for-me food blogging type of event – it’s called Weekend Herb Blogging and this week it’s hosted by Chriesi at Almond Corner. Gotukola, also called gotu kola (Centella asiatica), is an herb that grows wild in this part of the world and is commonly sold at grocery stores, vegetable shops,...
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Sri Lankan Food and Me

7 March 2009
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Sri Lankan Food and Me

The question came up on Twitter about me, a Canadian, living in Sri Lanka, and what are my cuisine experiences, how do I cope, and whatnot. That’s really quite a big question in a lot of ways. Sri Lankan food is quite spicy. From what I hear, it’s on the spicy end of the...
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Fried Fish

30 January 2009
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Fried Fish

This is a very basic, easy recipe that requires little work, and it’s good for any small fish like salaya, handella, or sprats, all of which are fish under 5″ long. If you fry it only until the flesh of the fish is cooked, then the small bones can be, ah, uncomfortable going down....
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Muscat

3 September 2003
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Muscat. Flour, Sugar, Ghee (for the uninitiated, ghee is clarified butter – that is, melted until it separates, and the solids are removed), Cashew Nut, Pure Coconut Oil, Permitted Colour and Essence. It comes in a rectangular log about 8 inches long, 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches. It’s burgundy in colour, and Fahim...
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Spiced and salted pineapple? Seriously?

24 August 2003
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For breakfast, we had Fahim’s version of pineapple. Remove skin and ends like normal, then slice into rounds. Mix chilli powder and salt in a 1:3 ratio. Comment about chilli powder – it’s not the same chilli powder as what you get in North America – this is closer to a cayenne powder, but...
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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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