Friday, August 29, 2008

Breakfast Porridge with Topping

Kola Kanda, and don't even know if that's the best way to spell it -- is a kind of Sri Lankan (Sinhala) breakfast porridge. Its made of some kind of green leaf that's good for you, (krapincha, gotukola, valpenalla etc.,) red rice and coconut milk, all boiled down and smoothened. I don't even make this, but its an all time 'traditional' favorite and Chandra the kind person who cook in the apartment now brings in some kola (leaves) and makes it ever so often; she uses a blender, not sure of the more traditional steps!
My twist however, was to add fried gram (badapu kadala), which is salted and crisp, as a topping. I didn't know they would float, but the did, like croutons! The crunchiness was a wonderful contrast to the comforting liquid and soft chewy rice base.
Try it some time!

Kola Kanda & Kadala

3 comments:

pissu perera said...

hmm, kola kanda always put me off because of its colour, so i've never tasted it but this looks like something worth trying. thanks!

Angel said...

I love kola kenda but would never have thought of adding the kadala... thanks for the idea, will be sure to use it next time...

DeeCee said...

oh yum!

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