Dried fish are available in all markets or grocery shops around Sri Lanka. There are so many varieties of dried fish. Salt is the preserving agent here. So it is full of salt. You need to soak the dried fish   in water to take the excess salt out. Once you cook into a curry without adding salt, it meets the salty taste. Adding tomatoes gives a nice colour, sourness and a bit of sweetness to the curry too. Instead of tomatoes you can always add tamarind or goraka Garcinia cambodia) into the curry.

Cooking with coconut milk itself make the dried fish absorb all the flavours through and also makes the curry really nice and thick. It gives a bit of creaminess as well as the oil from the coconut and gives a nice colour and look to the curry.

Cooking styles are different from person to person in Sri Lanka. It is how it evolves from generation to Generation. We never followed written recipes. Always how you were taught and what you learned from your mom and grand mom  carried to the next generation. One reason of creating my channel is to share the knowledge and to give the correct recipes to  the whole world.


  • 150g Dried fish (Katta, Thora, etc….)
  • Several curry leaves
  • Pandan leaves or rampe
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 2 Inches cinnamon
  • several cloves garlic
  • 3 Tomatoes sliced
  • Several shallots sliced
  • Green chillies
  • 1/2 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • Pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 cups thick coconut Milk
  • Salt if needed only


  1. Soak the dried fish in water for an hour or wash with hot water to take the excess salt out.
  2. Add the dried fish in to a pot with coconut milk.
  3. Add all the other spices too.
  4. Cook on low medium heat until the dried fish cook and the gravy is thick.
  5. Check the salt level . Add if needed.
  6. Serve with plain rice.


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<p>Hi, I am Menaka. I was a teacher for 18 years and after migrating to Australia accidentally I found an amazing lady called ” Mary” who directed me to become a chef.I studied 3 years while working and became a qualified chef. After I studied about baking and hospitality management.<br /> My son is very enthusiastic in video editing and wanted me to start recording my cooking.Thats the beginning of you tube channel “The Culinary Corner”<br /> I am a full time employee. I record all the videos by my self.<br /> As a child I started helping and cooking with my granny and I used to experiment and trying various cooking styles. That led me in this path very smoothly. I still try to experiment and adjust recipes to move with this busy and globalised world.</p>

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