Serendip: My Sri Lankan Kitchen by Peter Kuruvita

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    • Categories: Spice / herb blends & rubs; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: dried long red chillies; coriander seeds; fennel seeds; cumin seeds; fenugreek seeds; whole cloves; green cardamom pods; cinnamon sticks; lemongrass; curry leaves; black mustard seeds; turmeric
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    • Categories: Spice / herb blends & rubs; Quick / easy; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: coriander seeds; fennel seeds; cumin seeds; fenugreek seeds; turmeric
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    • Categories: Spice / herb blends & rubs; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: coriander seeds; fennel seeds; cumin seeds; cinnamon sticks; whole cloves; green cardamom pods; curry leaves; pandanus; black peppercorns; long grain rice
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    • Categories: Spice / herb blends & rubs; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: coriander seeds; fennel seeds; cumin seeds; curry leaves; fenugreek seeds; lemongrass; black peppercorns
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Sri Lankan; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: limes; rock salt; black peppercorns; white vinegar; caster sugar; dried chilli flakes
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: black peppercorns; Maldive fish flakes; red onions; chilli powder; hot paprika; coconut
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: Maldive fish flakes; tamarind pulp; coconut milk; vegetable oil; coconut oil; red onions; chilli powder; curry leaves; garlic; whole cloves; cinnamon sticks; fresh ginger; green cardamom pods; pandanus; limes
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: dried chilli flakes; black peppercorns; Maldive fish flakes; red onions; limes
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  • Mint sambal
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Sri Lankan; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mint; red onions; fresh ginger; limes; long green chillies; coconut
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Sri Lankan; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggplants; long red chillies; turmeric; vegetable oil; curry leaves; black mustard seeds; garlic; fresh ginger; ground cumin
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Sri Lankan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tamarind pulp; ghee; onions; garlic; fresh ginger; raw sugar; dried chilli flakes; white vinegar; curry leaves; black mustard seeds
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Snacks; Sri Lankan; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: green mangoes; pineapple; green guavas; tropical pawpaws; chilli powder
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; tinned green chillies; curry leaves; pandanus; turmeric; fenugreek seeds; solid coconut cream; limes
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: beef topside; ground cumin; chilli powder; ground coriander; whole cloves; dried long red chiles; coriander seeds; fennel seeds; cumin seeds; fenugreek seeds; green cardamom pods; cinnamon sticks; lemongrass; curry leaves; black mustard seeds; turmeric; pandanus; black peppercorns; long grain rice; fresh ginger; onions
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: long grain rice; coconut; green chillies; cardamom pods; whole cloves; whole chicken; ground cumin; ground coriander; chilli powder; turmeric; fenugreek seeds; dried long red chillies; coriander seeds; fennel seeds; cumin seeds; cinnamon sticks; lemongrass; curry leaves; black mustard seeds; onions; pandanus
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: limes; Spanish mackerel; coconut milk; black peppercorns; cumin seeds; fennel seeds; coriander seeds; fenugreek seeds; lemongrass; curry leaves; cinnamon sticks; turmeric; dill seeds; onions; green chillies; solid coconut cream; goroka
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: trevally; chilli powder; ground cumin; ground coriander; green cardamom pods; cinnamon sticks; fenugreek seeds; fresh ginger; onions; curry leaves; pandanus; green chillies; goroka
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: tuna steaks; limes; garlic; fresh ginger; chilli powder; ground cumin; ground coriander; coriander seeds; cumin seeds; fennel seeds; cinnamon sticks; whole cloves; green cardamom pods; curry leaves; pandanus; black peppercorns; long grain rice; green chillies; goroka
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: dried anchovies; green chillies; fenugreek seeds; curry leaves; turmeric; dill seeds; chilli powder; coconut milk; limes; solid coconut cream
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: sprats; turmeric; chilli powder; dill seeds; onions; dried long red chillies; curry leaves; limes; goroka
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: squid; fennel seeds; chilli powder; turmeric; ground cumin; ground coriander; fenugreek seeds; ghee; curry leaves; green chillies; coconut milk; solid coconut cream; limes; goroka
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: parsley; green chillies; coconut; Maldive fish flakes; turmeric; limes
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: ground coriander; ground cumin; coriander seeds; fennel seeds; cumin seeds; fenugreek seeds; turmeric; breadfruit; green chillies; curry leaves; cinnamon sticks; coconut milk; solid coconut cream; whole cloves; green cardamom pods; pandanus; black peppercorns; long grain rice
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan
    • Ingredients: green mangoes; ground cumin; ground coriander; cinnamon sticks; ghee; onions; curry leaves; pandanus; lemongrass; green chillies; fresh ginger; dried chilli flakes; malt vinegar; Maldive fish flakes; turmeric; coconut milk
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  • Snake bean curry
    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Sri Lankan; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: snake beans; green chillies; dried chilli flakes; onions; curry leaves; turmeric; ground cumin; fenugreek seeds; fennel seeds; solid coconut cream
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Notes about Recipes in this book

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cashew nut curry

    • Frenchfoodie on July 21, 2018

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

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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
  • Linked ISBNs
  • 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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