Sanoli's Kitchen: Srilankan Recipe.
Showing posts with label Srilankan Recipe.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Srilankan Recipe.. Show all posts

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Sri Lankans are mad on snacks. It may be tea-time snacks or any party dish. Fish cutlets are another personal favorite among Sri Lankan cuisine. They are small golf-ball sized portion of joy, dip in egg and rolled, lightly breaded and deep fried........absolutely divine.
(For 20 cutlets)
15 OZ Canned Tuna Fish (may use salmon or jack macherel)
2 Medium sized Potatoes (parboiled)
1/2 of a large Red Onion, finely chopped
1" Ginger (minced)
5-6 Curry Leaves (shredded)
3 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder (as per taste)
1/2 tsp freshly pounded Black Pepper powder
1 tsp Mustard paste (optional)
1 tbsp Lime juice
2 tbsps Corn Flour
1 Egg (beaten)
1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Peel potatoes and cut in cubes.
In a large bowl, combine potato, onion, mustard paste, ginger, curry leaves, green chillies, red chilli powder and black pepper powder. Mash every thing roughly.
Drain tuna fish. Add tuna and corn flour in potato mixture. add salt and lime juice in it.
Mix nicely by using your hands, should not be any lump within the mixture. (Corn flour binds mixture well)
Now time to shape the cutlets. Take about a golf-ball sized amount of mixture, little press from the up and down to give a shape like flatten disc. Next dip the flatten disc into the beaten egg and then into the breadcrumbs. Keep aside on a plate.
I made shapes of cutlets flatten dish with half portion of the mixture and with another half part I gave golf-ball shaped. Because both look very nice.
Heat oil in a frying pan. When the oil is enough hot, add 5-6 fish balls in it. Don't over crowd. Fry the cutlets both sides till golden brown. Follow the same for the remaining cutlets.
Garnish with onions/salad. Serve hot with chilli tomato sauce or mustard sauce as you like.

Linking to:  Chandrani's Holiday Recipes

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


 "Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Surjyakotee Sama Prabha Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva, Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa" 
O Lord Ganesha of Large body, curved trunk, with the brilliance of a million suns, please make all my work free of obstacles, always.

Ruland Date Aluwa is a scrumptious sweets or dessert item of Sri Lanka, very simple and easy to make but loved by all. Adding date makes this dish more flavorful and a nice blend of dry fruit gives it a delightful touch. This is my offering to Lord Ganesha on this auspicious Ganesh Chaturthi.

1 cup + 1/4 tsp Semolina (rava/sooji)
2 tsps + 1/3 tsp Butter
1/2 cup Dates
1 1/2 tbsps Black Raisins
2 tbsps chopped Cashew Nuts
1/3 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup warm Milk
3/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
2-3 pods of Green Cardamoms (crushed)

Soak dates in 1 cup warm milk for half an hour. Take out dates from the milk and chop roughly. Keep the milk aside.

Prepare a tray or plate by greasing with 1/3 tsp butter. Sprinkle little semolina on the greased tray. Set aside.

Dry roast semolina in a non-stick pan.
Roast till semolina turns golden in colour. Add butter and stir for a minute. Now add cashew nut, raisins, chopped daltes, vanilla and dark brown sugar in it.
Mix well and stir for 2 minutes. Now lower the heat and add milk in it. Keep stirring continuously.
Remove from heat before the mixture thickens and transfer to the greased tray. Flatten with a spatula and form a block. Let it cool. Cut into squares. Serve cold.

Offer this scrumptious sweet to Lord Ganesha and enjoy!
Linking to:
Paricash event - Show Me Your Dessert