Sri Lankan Recipes


Chicken Curry / Fish Curry

Ingredients – 30g AMK/DERANA –  chicken / fish curry mix paste(approx one and a half table spoons) – 500g chicken or fish . – One tea cup is coconut milk or milk or water. – One large finely chopped tomato ( optional)   Method of preparation Cut the chicken or fish according to the desired […]

Milk Rice with Coconut Stuffing (Imbul Kiribath)

Method: Cook milk rice. Follow direction below. While the rice is cooking make the peni-pol filling. Now assemble the imbul kiri bath. Put a few spoons of milk rice into an oiled mold. (Any small dish that is not shallow should work). Spread it evenly around the mold up to rim, leaving a hole in […]

Sri Lankan Crab Curry

Ingredients Whole or Cut  large cooked crabs (Sri lankan Cut Crab Packets available at Serandib) Cloves 1 Cinnamon stick or 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 1 tsp cummin seeds 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 2 tbsp vegetable oil 3 garlic cloves Chopped 2 medium onions Chopped 2 red chillies Coconut milk  400ml can […]


INGREDIENTS 300g plain flour 100g freshly grated coconut 3-4 green chillies, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 tbsp melted butter 1 ½ tsp salt Butter for frying METHOD In a large bowl, mix together the flour, coconut, chillies, onion, butter and salt until everything is well combined. Add enough water to create a […]

Coconut Chilli Fried Fish

NGREDIENTS 6 Fish pieces (Sri Lankan Thora/Seer Fish)  Available at Serandib 1/4 cup grated coconut 1 tsp fennel seeds 2 small onions 1 tsp turmeric powder (AMK, Derana or Wijaya Brands) 3 tsp red chilli powder  (AMK, Derana or Wijaya Brands) Salt to taste, 1 sprig curry leaves Oil for frying. METHOD Clean the fish […]

Biriyani Rice

This is a popular Sri Lankan variation of the famous regional rice dish made fast and easily. Can be eaten on its own or with curry as an accompaniment. Check the extensive range of   Curry Paste avaialble at ” Serandib” to make your delicious Sri lankan curries with ease. Ingredients – 60g Biryani Mixes (Available […]


Ingredients 650g of Rice Flour 1L of  coconut milk 1 egg 2 tsp of salt 1 tsp of sugar A pinch of      turmeric for colour Oil (to fry)  Utensil Kokis Mould  Method Put flour into a bowl and add the egg, tumeric, sugar and salt. Add coconut  milk to the mix to make a thick batter. […]

Ambul Thiyal

Ingredients  500g of Tuna or Trevally fish (pieces) 3 Tbsp of Goraka Paste 2 Tbsp of chilli powder 1 Tbsp of pepper Salt to taste 1 sprig of curry leaves (one sprig) Crushed ginger and garlic (1bsp) ½ cup of water   Method  Mix all the ingredients with the 1/2 cup of      water, excluding […]

Kiri Bath (Coconut Milk Rice)

Ingredients  2 cups of Kiribath rice 3 cups water 2 cups of thick coconut milk or  ½ can of (fill in brand here) 3 Cloves A pinch of salt to taste Method   Wash the rice, and place it in a pan or rice      cooker. Add water to it, cover and let it cook. When […]

String Hopper Biriyani

25 string hoppers 1/4 cup coconut milk 1 medium-sized carrot, cut into thin strips 1/2 leek, cut fine 1/2 medium-sized onion, cut fine 2 tbsp ghee or margarine 6 garlic cloves, peeled 1 cm piece of fresh ginger 4 cardamom pods, bruised 1 cm piece of cinnamon 3 cloves 5 cm piece of rampe (pandan […]