Milk, Spice and Curry Leaves

Dispatches on 1/12/2022


In Milk, Spice and Curry Leaves, Ruwan shares the rustic, tropical flavours of these Sri Lankan visits-sweet pineapple and mango, bitter gourd, toothsome cashews, spicy chili pepper, tart lime, and many more-in recipes designed with home cooks in mind.

She introduces the three pillars of Sri Lankan cuisine- coconut milk, rice, and spice, and walks readers through the steps to make the two foundational Sri Lankan curry powders (roasted and unroasted). She also goes into detail on specialty products-like goraka, pandanus leaves, tamarind, and young jackfruit-always with attention to using easily available ingredients.

With lush food photography and styling, hand-drawn illustrations, heirloom photos and ephemera, Milk, Spice and Curry Leaves is an invitation to a way of cooking and a family of traditions from the country known as "the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.