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Up close on the third day of the match between India and Sri Lanka.

A New Twist to Summer Cocktails

Food & Recipes

With the temperature slowly rising, nothing tops off a good summer’s day like a delicious cocktail. This summer, the nation’s first tea sommelier, James Labe, proudly introduces his new recipes of iced tea cocktails using ZEN Green Tea Liqueur.


House Biryani (Photo by <a href=snowpea&bokchoi/flickr)" src="">
Food & Recipes

Serves 16-18
Cooking time: approximately 20-25 minutes
Oven temperature 170-190°C (350-370°F)


Sesame Seed and Palm Sugar Balls

(Photo by Sifu Renka/Flickr)
Food & Recipes


2 cups sesame seeds
500 g/1 lb palm sugar (jaggery)
generous pinch of salt


Potato Alluwa (Potato and Cashew Nut Fudge)

(Photo by HD41117/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

This sublime candy depends on the humble potato for its texture and flavour and is a favorite in Sri Lanka.


375 g/12 oz/1 1/2 cups sugar
375 ml/12 fl oz/1 1/2 cups milk
400 g/14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
125 g/4 oz ghee or butter
1 cup cooked, smoothly mashed potato
185 g/6 oz finely chopped raw cashew nuts
2 tablespoons rose water
or 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)



Puttu (Photo by <a href=Premshree Pillai/flickr)" src="">
Food & Recipes Puttu (or Pittu) is steamed in narrow cylindrical molds with a loose, perforated base. These are sold in shops specialising in Indian and Sri Lankan ingredients. Improvise by using a narrow tin about 12 cm (5 in) long and 6 cm (2 1/4 in) wide, with a press-on lid. A Dutch cocoa can is the perfect size and shape. Cut away base of can and invert so the lid is now the base. Drill small holes in the lid so steam can penetrate. After steaming, remove lid and push the steamed rice cake through the wider opening.


Sri Lankan Crab Curry

Crab Curry (Photo by <a href=iwillnotsuccumb/flickr)" src="">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4.


Maldive Fish Sambal with Onion and Chilies

(Photo by lynac/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Also called called lunu miris in Sri Lanka, this is one of those preparations which needs a mortar and pestle to achieve the right consistency: an electric blender would require too much liquid to purée the ingredients.


60 g/2 oz dry red chilies
or 3 tablespoons sambal ulek
15 g/1/2 oz pounded Maldive fish,
60 g/2 oz shallots or onions, peeled and chopped
lime juice


Fried Chili Sambal

(Photo by avlxyz/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

This sambal keeps well in the refrigerator.


250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup oil
sprig of curry leaves
500 g/1 lb finely sliced onions
2 tablespoons chilli powder
125 g/4 oz Maldive fish
2 cardamom pods, bruised
2 whole cloves
1 small stick cinnamon
strip of fresh, frozen or dried pandan leaf
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons salt or to taste
1 tablespoon sugar


Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

(Photo by Mary Anne Mohanraj/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Serves 6.