Sri-Lankan-Style Red Lentil Curry

Red Lentil Curry affectionately known as parippu amongst Tamils, is a simple dish that accompanies vegetarian meals and sometimes non-vegetarian ones as well. The preparation of this infamous comfort food varies from home to home although the main ingredient remains the same. My mom tempers dried red chillies along with onions and spices in her version and I use fresh green chillies in mine. Regardless of how it is prepared, Read More …

Making Sweet Pongal for Thai Pongal

In light of Thai Pongal this Friday I am sharing my sweet pongal recipe. I actually jotted down the recipe as I prepared a small batch over the weekend. As I have mentioned before the way I learned to cooked Sri-Lankan cuisine was by trial and error — throwing things into a pot while using my hands as measuring tools. When I first moved out of Read More …