Serendip: My Sri Lankan Kitchen by Peter Kuruvita

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  • Cucumber curry

    • wester on July 05, 2020

      This was quite good though not spectacular. It's quite hard to roast the coconut "until golden brown" as the mixture is quite brown already because of the spices mixed in. Better go by the smell. Also, if I make this again, I will roast all the spices with the coconut; the ones that were added later were quite unnoticable in the end result.

  • Chicken curry

    • JLDuck on March 19, 2019

      It is worthwhile grinding the paste until it is very fine. The paste does thicken so a little water may need to be added near the end. The result is a curry that is delicious and succulent.

  • Cashew nut curry

    • Frenchfoodie on July 21, 2018

      Yum. The cashews cook up to a lovely yielding texture and the sauce is beautifully spiced.

  • Dahl and spinach curry

    • Frenchfoodie on February 22, 2020

      This is simple but stunning. I had both coconut milk and spinach left over after a slightly underwhelming fish curry and they were used to great effect in this. Red lentils give some body and curry leaves give a real taste boost. I can see this going well with a wide range of curries or even plain chops or steaks. Yum.

  • Pineapple curry

    • Frenchfoodie on July 21, 2018

      Seriously good even with a cheap supermarket pineapple. Great addition to a spread of Sri Lankan / south Indian food.

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Reviews about this book

  • Kavey Eats

    More than a collection of recipes, the book is also a treasure trove of evocative food & travel images, cherished childhood memories and cultural insights into the food, culture & people of Sri Lanka.

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  • ISBN 10 1741963648
  • ISBN 13 9781741963649
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  • Published Apr 01 2009
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Murdoch Books
  • Imprint Murdoch Books

Publishers Text

"Serendip" takes us on a rich and rewarding journey through Sri Lanka's traditional foods, its family-oriented culture and its colourful approach to life. Acclaimed chef Peter Kuruvita has reached deep into kitchen experiences with his grandmother and aunties, and has travelled the markets and stalls of the lush green island, to bring us this comprehensive collection of Sri Lankan recipes and a host of heart-warming stories. Offering Sri Lankan curries of every kind, as well as traditional snacks, breads and sticky sweet treats, "Serendip" is a treasury of spicy meals and tasty morsels.

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