My usual lunch on Sundays is rice and 2-3 curries with the main curry being a spicy non-vegetarian one.
Recently, though, I decided that I wanted to have a full Indian/Sri Lankan style vegetarian meal.
A traditional meal is supposed to have a diversity of tastes – salty, sour, spicy etc., I also like to have a contrast in colors.
So, here is what I cooked:
- Okra spicy and tangy (tamarind paste added)
- Spinach sauteed
- Cucumber yellow curry (just turmeric and coconut milk)
- Bitter gourd fried and mixed with diced chilies and onions and this brings salty and sour taste (salt & lime juice).
- Fried chilies
- Fried papadam