The rice dish for today is a tasty spicy, curd rice.
The first is Iraj Weeraratne. His songs like J town story, Gemak Deela caught my ears and eye over the years. In more recent years, he seems to be more engaged in composing or singing in Indian movies and multi-country collaborative song productions. The song that I am sharing here is from his debut album a decade ago – ‘J town Story’ with Krishan featuring Yawuwanan and Infaas.
The second featured musician is Ranidu Lankage. A R&B and hip hop musician and an economics graduate of Yale university, his first solo album released a decade ago was a huge success. Here, I am sharing the song that made him famous – Ahankara Nagare (the remix version with Iraj). While I haven’t listened to many other songs of his, I did like a recent song that he dedicated to all mothers – Amma mathakai nam.
The third featured musician of the day is Ashanthi de Alwis. She has released four music albums and featured in several songs of Bathiya and Santhush (I shared a recent production of the popular music duo in last week’s post). The song of Ashanthi’s shared here is an upbeat, catchy song ‘Papare’ featuring Krishan.
Spicy Curd Rice
Time taken: 30 persons
- Rice – 1 cup
- Curd – ½ cup
- Crushed chillies – 1 tsp (optional)
- Chickpeas – 1 tbsp, fried
- Dried red chillies – 2, chopped (adjust according to taste)
- Onion – ½ , chopped
- Fenugreek – 1 tsp
- Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
- Sesame/ Gingelly oil – 1 tbsp
- Lightly fry the chopped onion, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and chopped dried chillies in a tablespoon of sesame oil.
- Add the crushed chillies and fried chickpeas to the pan.
- Next, add the yoghurt and mix well before adding the boiled rice.
- Stir well before removing from heat and serve immediately.
Recipe source: Raji Thillainathan.