Vegan Butter Tofu

When I say “Vegan” butter tofu, it sounds really funny. But I adopted the name from the Indian recipe butter chicken.  For the original chicken recipe, a lot of ghee or butter is added with heavy cream to make a very rich and tasty dish. However, I wanted to make it a vegan dish since… Continue reading Vegan Butter Tofu

Drumstick (Moringa) Curry

Drumsticks in English is a vegetable that is very common in Sri Lanka and South India.  In Tamil it’s called Murungai Kai and the botanical name is Moringa Oleifera. As its name in English – Drumstick, the vegetable is long and slender that looks like a green stick.  Each drumstick can grow up to a… Continue reading Drumstick (Moringa) Curry

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… Continue reading Murungai Illai (Moringa leaves) Sothi

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… Continue reading Vegetable Korma in Almond-Coconut Sauce

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… Continue reading Payatram Paniyaram

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… Continue reading Potatoes and String Beans with Lemon grass