Spicy Peerkangai (Ridge Gourd) Curry

Ridge gourd does not have any strong flavor, taste or smell.  When made with a lot of spices, it brings out the flavor that mingles with the spices and make a great side dish which can be consumed with rice or any type of bread such as Naan, Paratha, Chappathi, or Roti. Ingredients: 1 large…

Fava Bean and Cauliflower Curry

Fava bean is something new that I have never bought or cooked.  Since I have been trying to include as much protein as possible in dishes I thought to use fava beans for this recipe. I bought the blanched dried fava beans which does not need overnight soaking.  It can be just soaked for a…

Mushroom Pulav with Fried Soy Chunks

Even though mushrooms are not a delicacy in Sri Lanka, I thought to try this dish in combination with the soy chunks.  I used the same spices that I would use for any other vegetable pulav. Ingredients: ¾ cup basmati rice 2 cups water 3 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup chopped red onion 1 teaspoon…