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Kiri Bath – Sri Lankan Milk Rice

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In the final part of our New Years Day series, we are taking a trip to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, for a traditional breakfast recipe – Kiri Bath (milk rice). Subah Aluth Awuruddak Wewa! The Sinhalese culture is an ancient one, enriched by its diverse food. Now, I have a lot of Sri Lankan friends, and I have had the opportunity to sample authentic Sinhalese cuisine through them,…

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Luchi (Puri)

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Continuing our series for the New Year’s Special Week is Phulko Luchi (Puri) to accompany Labra (vegetable curry) from yesterday, for Pohela Boishakh (First day of the Bengali New Year). This is a fail-proof luchi/puri recipe that will ensure perfectly puffed puri’s every time! As I mentioned yesterday, labra (labra recipe here) and luchi are my favourite breakfast dishes to eat during the Bengali New Year (Noboborsho). Today, I share…

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Labra – Bengali Vegetable Curry

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For Bengali New Year (Noboborsho), I have for you Labra, a traditional vegetarian breakfast curry that is made in both Bangladesh and Calcutta, India for the new year. This recipe is like no other veggie curry that you’ve tried, guaranteed!  This week marks the New Year in Bengali, Sinhalese and Tamil cultures. Each of these rich cultures has unique recipes made especially for this festival, and we want to share…

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Papri Chaat

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Papri chaat (papdi chaat) is a popular North Indian Street Food recipe that is crunchy, tangy, hot and a crow favourite. It’s perfect during summer and also winter. It uses a tamarind chutney, mint coriander chutney and a yoghurt sauce to make this an addictive snack. You may buy the chutneys from an Indian grocery store if you want to make this even quicker! I LOVE street food! Hot, crunchy…

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