Hola everyone! I am started school three days ago and my life’s going to get super hectic again, don’t worry though, I will not abandon this blog or go on a long unplanned break for a while at least😏. The post I decided to publish today is an interesting one, I have literally been waiting to draft this in like forever. Living in Sri Lanka means that India is a close neighbor, certain cultures reflect off India and land in Sri Lanka, so does some of the food! My parents often tell me that I should have been born in an Indian household because my obsession over Indian food takes an extreme form.🤨 None of my family members enjoy Indian food as much as I do. Time to rank my Indian food cravings from 1 to 5!
Number one on the list is -drumroll please- Kutly 🤩. Kutly is basically, mini idlis soaked in Sambar and I LOVE it. I mostly get it from this restaurant called Shanmugas near my home and I love it (count the times I use these words in this post😂). My mum recently started making plain idly, let me tell you that they are super soft, I soak them in my grandma’s sambar and make my own version of Kutly. For some reason throughout my life, I have been a MAJOR sambar fan, there used to be a time when I literally ate rice with sambar only. The sambar obsession is real.
I could eat this for lunch for the rest of my life. PERIOD. The basmati rice, with chicken, coated with gravy and cooked with a bunch of Indian spices, now that’s what I am living for. I literally visit yamu.lk and look up posts that read “Best Biriyani in Colombo” and test the biriyani from those places. But I think if I visit India the biriyani taste would probably be different, like the authentic one? If you are reading this post, and you have an amazing + authentic biriyani recipe, let me know in the comment section down below! 😃
This is a classic. I am pretty sure that most people have already heard about dosa during some point of their lives. I typically prefer to eat dosa with sambar and a coconut chutney. There are several different types of dosa but I prefer the plain ones.
4. South Indian Thali
Another lunch favorite of mine. The platter always has a mixture of something sweet, sour, bitter and spicy. The magic happens when you mix all these elements with rice, it balances out nicely and the taste is simply amazing😋. The platter normally consists of a few vegetables, rasam, sambar, dessert, papad and may even contain a small paratha or poori.
5. Gulab Jamun
The list consists of Kutly and Dosa, which could be consumed for dinner, biriyani and South Indian Thali which are dishes for lunch. The only thing missing is dessert, and Gulab Jamun is a perfect option for me! We often tend to make Gulab Jamun at home too, especially during the time of eid. As mentioned in a previous post: basically, Gulab Jamun is an Indian sweet mainly made of milk solids and flour. I love making this sweet with my entire family during Eid, basically we make a dough, roll it into small little spheres, which have an oil bath and end up having a precise layer of bronze. The Gulab Jamuns aren’t complete if they aren’t dunked in a bowl of sticky, sugary syrup. Gulab Jamuns taste wonderful especially when they are completely soaked in the sugary syrup.
That is my top five list, I was drooling throughout, JK! 😂 But honestly, Indian Cuisine is amazing you have to give it a try. Check out BrainStorms’ Pinterest account if you haven’t already, wishing everyone a wonderful weekend ahead!💗