Sri Lanka cooking – spice and steam and heat, but no smoke!

August 23rd, 2013

I was going to add a picture of some fabulous smoked chicken from last weekend’s course but that will have to wait as I have just found an unpublished draft of something I wrote last October – shame on me! It’s brought my taste bud memory to life…

Firstly I have added some pictures to my previous Sri Lankan blog post…

But I thought I would also add some pictures from my cooking lessons at Habarana.  Jayanthi, who manages the Ficuus Grove guest house is not only a gracious hostess but a wonderful chef and tutor.  Over two days I learned the basic skills and ingredients for Sri Lankan fish, meat and vegetable curries as well as their traditional side dishes – rice, pittu, Kiribath, rotti, hoppers… and George’s favourite dahl, in it’s many forms (and spellings!)….

Jayanthi, wonderful cook

Jayanthi, wonderful cook

Pithu steaming

Pithu steaming

Pitthu being served

Pitthu being served

Roti

Roti – a flat bread

A chicken curry

A chicken curry

Drumstick curry

Drumstick curry

The best daal in the world

The best daal in the world

Mixed vegatables

Mixed vegatables

spice and colour

spice and colour

Taking notes

Taking notes

 

 

 

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