Ceylon cinnamon is one of the most famous spices in the world. Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as a medicine, a food preservative, a flavour enhancer, as well as an embalming fluid. “Good morning, madam. Do you need a tuk tuk?” The question came from a passing 3-wheeler. “No, thank you.” I replied briefly, not wanting to encourage further discussion. He drove off. It seemed that he understood my
Christmas gingerbread has a distinct spicy aroma, and if you prepare a mixture of spices by yourself, this fragrance will be unique. Christmas for me is a time for meeting friends and family at the Christmas table, a Christmas tree with bright and shiny colours and the smell of spices. It’s time to prepare gingerbread, decorations for the Christmas tree, Christmas Eve dishes and waiting for the first star to appear.
Watallapam — traditional dessert in Sri Lanka. A delicate, creamy pudding with a characteristic spicy nut note is one of the most commonly found on almost all birthday and wedding receptions or holidays. This traditional dessert in Sri Lanka, owes its characteristic flavour, thanks to a special addition, which is jaggery, ie dark palm sugar. The sap of the flowers of palm (Caryota Urens) is cooked until it changes into
Kiribath or rice cooked with coconut milk, is one of the simplest Sri Lankan dishes I’ve ever had. It has a velvety, creamy texture. An ideal dish for people allergic to protein and vegans or vegetarians. It can be served both as a light breakfast and as an exquisite dish for special occasions. Kiribath is eaten at birthdays, weddings, Christmas or a New Year’s party. Because it is a symbol
Does anyone buy them? – I have often wondered, passing by a coconut stand. Well, these brown, hairy fruits are more like grenades than anything that can be easily opened. How to open a coconut? How do the SriLankans handle this? – I saw this for the first time, during a cooking lesson in Sri Lanka. One fast move with a machete and hey presto, the coconut is open. As one
Sri Lankan Cuisine, well-known rice & curry cuisine offers an extraordinary combination of flavours: from acute coconut sambol by spicy curry combined with delicate rice and ending with wonderfully sweet desserts. One can never tire of this. For pasta and pancake lovers, great news! You can eat noodle in the fo rm of a pancake and a pancake in the form of a cup. Where do these flavours come from? The stormy