sri lankan

another aunty’s food

Speaking of pineapple curry, I recently got to try a special batch, made by an aunt of mine visiting from Sri Lanka. It's always a treat for me to get to ea...

love cake

My appreciation for the love cake you see in this picture is three-fold: I made it with my aunt, and we followed my grandmother's hand-written recipe. I...

parsley pittu

My aunt's at it again, pushing the ingredients in her recipe for pittu around like puddles of paint on a palette. Last time it was millet pittu, this time, parsley pittu....

cook love: sena seneviratne (my dad!)

I can't fully explain how I was nourished, encouraged and influenced by my dad in the kitchen. Here are some of his food memories and inspirations....

vadais

A Sri Lankan snack, fried, scented with curry leaves and flavoured with onions and only a scattering of fennel and cumin seeds....

mint chutney

Mint chutney is perhaps the strongest contrast to the food its paired with, its flavour can't be tempered....

sri lankan-spiced carrots

Sri Lankan meals typically include many curries and accompaniments, but just these carrots on a bowl of rice is totally satisfying....