Bottle gourd and Toor Dhal Curry

Bottle gourd has become one of my favorite vegetables – it’s easy to cook and quite tasty as well that goes well with different main dishes.  I have cooked different types of bottle gourd curries and posted on this blog.  My favorite bottle gourd recipe is the one with tomatoes and coconut paste which you…

Chocolate Strawberry Meringue Bars

When I say Chocolate Strawberry Meringue bars, yes it has 3 layers on top of a chocolate cookie base.  I went through many sites looking for a cookie bar recipe but I was not so tempted of the different ingredients that was used in cookie bars.  A lot of the cookie bars call for condensed…

Spicy Tri Colored Quinoa with Beans and Corn

I have bought red quinoa and white quinoa as is in packages.  But only recelntly I saw this tri-colored quinoa which has white quinoa, red quinoa and a dark brown or almost blackish quinoa.  The darker colored quinoa give a more nut flavor and a bit of crunch taste and they don’t easily get over…

A new look and feel of my site

Hello my dear readers.  I thought it’s time to change the look and feel of my site – the reason, my initial site was extremely simple and does not even look like a fun recipe site.  Since I am also a web designer and user experience expert, I was initially focusing on that and putting…

Murungai Illai (Moringa leaves) Sothi

  Sothi (called kiri hodi in Sinhala) is one of the most traditional side dishes in Sri Lanka.  I have posted the recipe for regular sothi quite a while ago.  This time since I had some moringa leaves, I decided to make sothi with Moringa leaves.  Moringa leaves sothi goes verry well with string hoppers…

Cranberry Scones

It has been so long since I posted any recipe.  From now on, I will be posting regularly for my viewers.  Work, new jobs and other things kept me so busy that I never tried any recipe.  It has been the same old same cooking – what ever I have been cooking on a regular…

Raisin Bran Muffins

  Bran is the outer shell of the grain that has high amount fiber.  Wheat is not grown in Sri Lanka due to warm climate.  But Sri Lanka’s primary food crop is rice.  When rice is milled the husk/out shell is usually thrown away or used as cow feed or to use as manure for crops….

Tropical Fruit Crepes with Chocolate Drizzle

    I have never had or even heard of “crepes” when I was growing up.  After I came to US, with the internet and so many recipe websites, blogs and recipe books I started making dishes that are not native to my place.  Initially I was into pancakes but as time went by I…

Kollu (Horse Gram) Chutney

Kollu or Horse gram in English which I have never heard of until I came to the United States.  I believe it is quite common in India but no one knows this lentil in my family or town.  I saw this lentil in one of the Indian grocery stores and bought a packet which has been…

Coconut Almond Granola with Matcha Yogurt

    Here is a quick and easy breakfast – if you are in a hurry to run to work or to run errands, here is what you can do (actually that is what I do).  Have a bag of granola in your office or home.  May be keep a small carton of plain yogurt…