Sri lankan vegetarian dishes

Main Dish
2 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
2 cups dried red chillies

2 tablespoon cumin seeds

1 tablespoon peppercorn

3 tablespoon coriander seeds

2.5 cm cinnamon

1 tablespoon turmeric powder

2 cups rice

3 cups water

2 cups thick coconut milk

Salt to taste


  • Roast all ingredients except turmeric powder. When cool, add turmeric powder and grind to a fine powder. Store in an airtight jar.
  • Wash the rice well . In a pan, put the rice, water and salt. Bring it to a boil. Lower the heat. Cover and cook till the rice is soft and the water is absorbed.
  • Stir in the coconut milk. Simmer till the coconut milk is absorbed and the rice is very soft and creamy, Level the sides and top with a knife. When cold, cut kiribath into diamond shapes. Can be served as the main course.



Vinitha, 28/01/2018

There is no mention of the spice powder in the rice dish. When do you add the powder stored in the air tight container?

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