Minty Melon Berry Juice

Although Sri Lanka is a tropical country, bang right on the Equator, you’d think we’d be used to the heat by now. But currently, thanks to climate changes (yes it’s real) and El Nino, we’re going through one of the hottest periods in our history. Temperatures, generally between 28- 30 degrees Celcius, are now soaring…

Chicken Karahi

This is probably one of my favourites, if not, the most favourite chicken dish in my life. I was introduced to the dish, by a very close friend of mine from university, who mentioned that it was one of his favourite dishes to eat and I was intrigued. I googled a recipe, hoping it was as…

Spicy Pan- Seared Fish with Cauliflower/ Broccoli Bake

I’m all about easy meals that don’t compromise on health and flavour. Today’s menu is just that. This marinade mixture can be used for anything. I’ve used it for beef, chicken and this recipe for fish. I’ve used is sail fish, which is a common white firm fish we find here in Sri Lanka. It’s…

Lemon-Rosemary Chicken with Herb Citrus Carrots

Coming across fresh herbs here in Sri Lanka, that’s not coriander/ parsely or mint, is a rare occurrence. The moment I noticed a bunch of organic fresh rosemary, while doing my weekly grocery shopping, I quickly grabbed it before anyone could realize it was there! Ahhh the fragrance when I held the rosemary in my…

Paneer, paneer and more paneer…

There’s nothing I love more than some yummy paneer (or cottage cheese). It’s so versatile you could eat it with anything: naan, paratha, rice, biryani and there are so many ways you could prepare it. In one of my previous posts I shared a recipe for paneer with mushrooms and peas, which is a less…

Taste of Sri Lanka: Take 3

This post is all about continuing with introducing you further to Sri Lankan cuisine. Although it may seem daunting with the number of different spices and components, a bit of early prep will help make the process a lot easier and much more enjoyable! This post is about a Sri Lankan take on the traditional…

Spicy Cajun Shrimp Fettucine

For me, there’s nothing like a bowl of steamy hot pasta drenched in either a spicy cream- based sauce or an ooey-gooey cheesy-licious sauce. Mmmm. Comfort food at its best! More so, in rainy weather, curled up with a good book or a fun movie. Pasta dishes are some of the easiest meals to serve…

Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

It feels like it’s been forever since I blogged last, but I’m back and it’s all about those decadent, yet healthy (I mean, it’s carrot cake!) desserts… My mother loves carrot cake and for her birthday I didn’t want just any carrot cake; I wanted something absolutely sinful, yet light, so you could definitely go…

Vegetable Biryani

Like all Sri Lankans, I do love a good biryani, but invariably, biryani contains meat: beef, chicken, lamb, mutton. Here, in Sri Lanka, chicken and mutton biryani is the most popular, and my vegetarian friends invariably make do with eating the rice and the usual accompaniments such as raita and mint/ coriander chutney. There are…

Chicken Burgers

It’s been a quite a while since my last post, and the reason for that is no WiFi. I swear, without that connection, it’s like I was living in the Stone Age, unable to blog, browse through Pinterest, or stream any TV shows! Oh the horror! But I’m back online and it’s the best feeling…

Salads Take 2: Raita & Mango Salsa

This post is all about 2 of favourite salads: raita, a yoghurt based salad, as well as mango salsa, a tangy, crunchy salad, that’s perfect for satisfying those food cravings! These salads are also one the easiest to make and can be ready in minutes! Here, in Sri Lanka, as is common is other parts…