Tempeh in Coconut-Tomato Sauce

Tempeh – now this is one of my favorite dish.  I have heard about Tempeh for a while but could not find this until now.  Recently I was shopping at Trader Joes and accidentally found Tempeh where they keep tofu and other vegan items.  The first time I tasted tempeh is in a Thai restaurant…

Vegan Banana Cake

  This is one of the most easiest and quickest cakes I have ever made.  When I say “Vegan Banana Cake”, it might sound like the cake may not be the same as the ones with eggs and butter regarding consistency and taste.  But believe me, even I was a bit reluctant to make this…

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…

Coconut Banana Bread

  It’s been so long since I published any recipes.  I have to say, I haven’t tried any new recipes as well for a while.  It’s been hectic with a new job and then a lay-off, looking for a job etc.  Finally I thought, I have to get back on my normal life and start…

Vegetable Korma in Almond-Coconut Sauce

Lately I have been trying dishes that are way out of our traditional Sri Lankan method.  This is one of the recipes that I made over the weekend.  Traditionally we make mixed vegetable curries simmered in thick coconut milk.  For this recipe, I reduced the amount of coconut milk and added ground almonds which gives extra…

Payatram Paniyaram

Today is Sri Lankan New Year.  Happy New Year to all my friends.  New Year means sweet milk rice, payasam, sweets, spicy snacks and lots of traditional processes.  One of the most common sweet-snack made is Payatram Paniyaram. These are also traditionally made for special occasions such as weddings, Tamil New Year and any other…

Potatoes and String Beans with Lemon grass

I have been looking for a recipe where I can use the lemon grass I bought earlier.  So I found this Vietnamese which I modified since I could not find the spices mentioned in the recipe.  So I used the red Thai curry paste instead of the spice powder.  But it turned out delicious and…

Vegan Corn Cakes

Ingredients: 2 teaspoon oil 1/4 cup finely chopped button mushroom 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup corn kernels 1 scallion chopped 1/2 cup finely ground corn meal 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup thin coconut milk 1/4 cup water 1/4…

Soba Noodles with Tofu and Coconut Chili Sauce

Recently I have been trying different one pot dishes.  Rice and curry does feel good.  But the problem – When it comes to rice, I always end up making three different curries for dinner.  So to save some extra time, I thought of making this dish which is quite healthy and filling.  I wouldn’t call…

Blueberry Coconut Loaf

This fragrant bread recipe should be baked in a 8×4 inch loaf pan.  Since I did not have that size, I baked it in the standard 9×5 inch loaf pan.  The loaf came out a little small but rose well. Ingredients: 1½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼…