Loku Amma’s Chilli Chicken

This recipe is a family favourite. Something my mother’s older sister (Loku Amma) makes for us whenever we visit. She’s an amazing cook just like my mum and serves this chicken with yellow rice, eggplant pickle and potato curry. The day we cooked this we were cooking for guests. This means a thorough cleaning of…

Koththu Roti

It’s really hard to imitate koththu roti outside Sri Lanka. The speed and clang of the metal blades can be heard far and wide and when I’m on the streets of Lanka it’s hard to ignore.  Koththu is a dish composed traditionally of chopped up godamba roti, meat curry and vegetables. Since godamba roti can…

Chicken Wing Casserole/Sauce

   My mother taught me many important things. One of the great fears she instilled in me was a fear of pressure cookers. I don’t think they have a name for that one yet. The story goes that when she was younger and living in Sri Lanka she was cooking something in the pressure cooker…

Chicken Curry

Here’s a fact; every Sri Lankan I know has a chicken curry recipe that varies slightly. There’s usually a secret ingredient, a steadfast opinion on the necessity of tomato and the right way to use curry powder. I learnt how to make curry from my mother, so this is based very much on her chicken…

Gluten Free Dukkah Crusted Chicken

With so many gluten free friends I’ve had to think outside the box for some recipes. Here’s one that is as easy to make as it is delicious. 3 chicken breasts/thighs sliced into batons 15 skewers 1 egg and a dash of milk 1 cup of rice bubbles (make sure these are gluten free if…