Sambhar

The past couple weeks have been crazy busy. First baby Vishnu came down with bronchitis, then the older two kids caught throat infections and were home from school for four whole days and I inevitably caught a cold while fasting for Skanda Shasti Viratham. Skanda Shasti Viratham is a six-day fast dedicated to the Hindu God, Murugan who is also referred to Read More …

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 …

Tandoori Whole Roast Chicken

Tandoori chicken is popular Indian dish that is made by roasting chicken that has been marinated in yogurt, lemon, and many different spices. This appetizer, sometimes served as a main dish, is known for its bright red colour which is achieved through the use of food colouring. If the red colour seen in restaurants is preferred, red food colouring can be added to the Read More …