Sri-Lankan Milk Toffee

Milk Toffee is a popular Sri-Lankan sweet that is often made for birthdays and holidays. It is my dad’s favourite sweet as well as my daughter’s so you can be sure that I make this a lot more than any other sweet. Milk toffee is quite easy to prepare as it requires very little ingredients. The only difficult step, which will improve Read More …

Sri-Lankan Fish Curry

Fish, a staple in most Sri-Lankan households, is often made into a spicy curry, yellow curry, or deep-fried. Fish is also used in addition to potatoes and other spices to make fillings for savoury snacks or appetizers such as cutlets, rolls, and patties. Sri-lankans tend to deep-fry a lot of their foods and although I love Sri-Lankan cuisine I definitely cannot justify using so much oil. I avoid deep-frying as a Read More …

Pepper Chicken

Pepper chicken curry, more commonly known as pepper chicken masala, is a poultry dish that is native to South Indian Cuisine. It is spicy, flavourful, and aromatic thanks to the freshly ground spice mix that is often used. Unlike most other South Indian/Sri-Lankan curries, the heat comes from the freshly ground black peppercorns rather than red chilli peppers. This dish can be served as a Read More …

Deepavali in Toronto

Autumn is my favourite time of year probably because there are so many holidays to celebrate and so many reasons to get together with family from Thanksgiving and Halloween to Navarathri and Deepavali. One of the greatest things about living in Toronto is the fact that it is so multicultural here — We have the opportunity to partake in many different festivities even if they Read More …

Celebrating Navarathri: 9 Nights of Worship for The Divine Mother

Having grown up in a Hindu household, Navarathri was always a big deal. I have fond memories of my mother preparing jaggery pongal (sweet rice), sundal (tempered chick peas), and aval (sweetened rice flakes), decorating the idols with fresh flowers, and singing devotional hymns. Religion and culture were always important to my parents and although us children were born and Read More …