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…

Potatoes and Eggplant in Fried Onion

Ingredients: 4 small potatoes 4 small eggplants 1 small red bell pepper 1 tablespoon oil 1 small onion strand of curry leaves  ½ teaspoon coriander seeds ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds 3 cloves garlic ½ inch piece of ginger 1 teaspoon crushed red chilies Salt to taste Method: Bring water to boil in…

Baked Eggplant Curry

Ingredients: 4 large Japanese eggplants 3-4 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon canola oil ½ cup sliced onion (preferably red since it has a strong flavor) 3-4 cloves garlic sliced 1 teaspoon tamarind paste ¼ teaspoon sugar 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder 1 strand curry leaves Salt to taste 2 ½ cups water ¼ cup thick…