My Global Food Challenge

Sri Lanka (2)

Kankun With Beef (Sri Lanka)

Yield: 6 Servings


1 bunch of Kankun leaves
1/2 lbs lean beef thinly sliced
1 medium Onion sliced
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
1 tablespoon Oyster sauce
2 tspn black pepper powder
Cooking oil
Salt to taste


Pick, clean and wash kankun leaves. Heat 2 tbsp oil till very hot in a pan or a wok and add the thinly sliced beef. Season it with salt and pepper and stir fry until the beef is done.

Remove the beef from the pan and again add 1 tbsp oil into the pan and when it’s hot add the sliced onions. Stir for few minutes and then add the chopped garlic and cooked beef and stir well.

Finally add Kankun leaves, soy sauce and oyster sauce, stir fry for few minutes and remove from heat and enjoy with rice.

Link to My Post on Sri Lanka:

Cuisine :   Sri Lankan    

Main Ingredient :   Beef

Ala Thel Dala – Fried/Tempered Potatoes – (Sri Lanka)

Yield: 6 Servings


3 boiled potatoes – cut into chunks
1 onion – sliced
3 – 4 garlic cloves – sliced
4 – 5 teaspoons Maldive fish – optional
1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons chili pieces
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
4 – 5 tablespoons oil
1 x 1.5cm cinnamon piece
5 – 6 curry leaves
salt to taste


In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients (onion, garlic, Maldive fish, lime juice, chili pieces, chili powder, turmeric & salt) except the potatoes and oil.  Heat a pan in medium heat and when it´s hot, add the oil.

When oil is ready add mustard seeds and let it pop up (nearly 2 – 4 seconds), then add cinnamon and curry leaves and let it fry for 1 – 2 minutes. then add the onion mixture and mix it well with oil.  Keep it on heat for 5 minutes.  After that mix it again and keep it again for another 5 minutes.

When the onion mixture is nice brown, also you can smell a nice smell, that´s the time you have to add potatoes into onion mixture. Mix onions and potatoes well but don´t break potatoes into small pieces. Keep it on heat nearly 2 – 3 minutes. Taste for salt.

Link to My Post on Sri Lanka:

Cuisine :   Sri Lankan  

Main Ingredient :   Potatoes  

If you don´t have Maldive fish, you can use dried prawns also. Break it to small pieces.

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