Lanka Food: Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Lanka Food: Serendipity & Spice by O Tama Carey.

Lanka Food: Serendipity & Spice by O Tama Carey is a comprehensive guide to Sri Lankan cooking from the acclaimed chef and restaurateur. With essays that further contextualize the cuisine, this cookbook is a guide for people wanting a deeper understanding of the culture and the central place of food, and serves as a wonderful starting point for cooking and sharing Sri Lankan feasts with friends and family at home.

This is food that any of us can cook at home such as Pan rolls (a type of pancake filled with deliciousness and then coated and deep fried); a selection of roti curries, and hoppers (hoppers are savoury pancakes that are made from coconut milk and rice or rice flour that needs fermenting – ideally, overnight); along with a chapter on sweets such as Milk toffee.

Our takes you inside this beautiful book and features the following

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Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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147 Comments

  • marcsch  on  July 14, 2022

    I’d try the kottu roti on page 100. Love roti and this one looks really unique!

  • banba1  on  July 14, 2022

    Hoppers

  • PennyBarr  on  July 14, 2022

    I absolutely love string hoppers and that’s the first recipe I’d try

  • matag  on  July 14, 2022

    Pan rolls beef filled

  • lean1  on  July 14, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • jd5761  on  July 14, 2022

    Devilled cashews for me

  • SharronM  on  July 15, 2022

    I love the sound of the Prawn Curry. The interesting combination of ingredients makes it a ‘must try’ for me.

  • foodie16  on  July 15, 2022

    Blachan paste

  • Beckiemas  on  July 15, 2022

    The green mango curry sounds amazing!

  • Plumbobmummy  on  July 15, 2022

    Fish patties

  • BethHall  on  July 15, 2022

    Pan rolls = potato filled!!

  • LSanders  on  July 15, 2022

    Pol roti

  • maci234  on  July 15, 2022

    Fish patties

  • Sand9  on  July 15, 2022

    Pineapple chutney x

  • sarahteertzah  on  July 15, 2022

    Beetroot curry

  • Smallbrownhound  on  July 15, 2022

    I have loved the O Tama Carey recipes I have already tried, but first stop from the book, would always be Pork Belly Curry, closely followed by Cashew Curry

  • hrk  on  July 15, 2022

    Cabbage mallung

  • bopper  on  July 15, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • Isis1981uk  on  July 15, 2022

    The Crab cutlets

  • kmwyman  on  July 15, 2022

    beetroot curry

  • ravensfan  on  July 15, 2022

    Love cake!

  • permie_girl  on  July 15, 2022

    crab cutlets

  • Lora724  on  July 16, 2022

    I would make the Fragrant yellow rice.

  • renharvey  on  July 16, 2022

    Vambatu moju

  • agreaves19  on  July 16, 2022

    Pineapple chutney

  • roxlet  on  July 16, 2022

    Pan rolls!

  • bookmark77  on  July 16, 2022

    Beetroot curry

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  July 16, 2022

    Pan rolls filled with potatoes!!

  • Dendav  on  July 16, 2022

    Hoppers

  • bookmark58  on  July 16, 2022

    Fish patties

  • kkez  on  July 16, 2022

    Thosai

  • dataentrytard  on  July 16, 2022

    I would prepare Devilled cashews.

  • teaparty  on  July 17, 2022

    Pan rolls

  • dzm  on  July 17, 2022

    Green mango curry

  • emi10383  on  July 17, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • RSW  on  July 17, 2022

    Faluda

  • thecharlah  on  July 17, 2022

    Eggplant

  • chromiumman  on  July 18, 2022

    the fish patties

  • nicolebuckland  on  July 18, 2022

    Very excited for those Beef pan rolls!

  • prettypistol  on  July 18, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • LaurenE  on  July 18, 2022

    green mango curry

  • reader1trees  on  July 18, 2022

    I really like the idea of cucumber curry although I have no idea what a telegraph cucumber is or where to buy one.

  • mightymhk  on  July 18, 2022

    deviled cashews

  • paulabee  on  July 18, 2022

    prawn curry!

  • MaggieMaggieMae  on  July 18, 2022

    beetroot curry

  • oduong930  on  July 19, 2022

    green mango curry!

  • Franki  on  July 19, 2022

    Green mango curry

  • Shelley.b  on  July 20, 2022

    crab cutlets

  • wildchild  on  July 21, 2022

    Sweet spice mix

  • Vidon33  on  July 21, 2022

    Devilled school prawn… please!

  • AIC  on  July 21, 2022

    I would pan the pan rolls potato filled!

  • MelW66  on  July 22, 2022

    Pork belly curry = the combo of two favourites

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  July 22, 2022

    Pan rolls

  • Roosta  on  July 22, 2022

    Chicken curry

  • Heaton99  on  July 23, 2022

    Biryani looks good

  • Leonard5854  on  July 23, 2022

    Potato curry

  • clairew137  on  July 24, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • EmilyR  on  July 24, 2022

    love cake

  • uk2nl  on  July 25, 2022

    Pol sambol

  • sayeater  on  July 25, 2022

    I’ve never had Kola kanda before but it sounds like something I’d like!

  • Dannausc  on  July 25, 2022

    Deviled chicken livers

  • kmn4  on  July 26, 2022

    Faluda

  • madelainebj  on  July 26, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • Jow  on  July 27, 2022

    The green mango curry

  • betsyradelow  on  July 28, 2022

    Pan rolls, potato filling

  • silversand  on  July 29, 2022

    Crab cutlets

  • sheridarby  on  July 29, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • MaineDruid  on  July 29, 2022

    Leek mallung

  • Tina99  on  July 29, 2022

    I would love to try some of those roti recipes!

  • hildretha  on  July 29, 2022

    Hoppers! And all the curry powders.

  • erinrobinson  on  July 30, 2022

    I’d make the jackfruit curry first, but I’m also excited about the pineapple chutney and pani pol pancakes

  • lilmiztam22  on  July 31, 2022

    pan rolls beef filled

  • Spud13  on  August 2, 2022

    Kola kanda

  • elysedc  on  August 2, 2022

    I’d be interested to try out the Cabbage Mallung!

  • ceejayen  on  August 4, 2022

    Kola kanda (

  • mph993  on  August 5, 2022

    Devilled Cashews!

  • JP  on  August 6, 2022

    Godhamba roti

  • ChicagoJen  on  August 6, 2022

    Beef smore because of the name.

  • lucymajor94  on  August 6, 2022

    Prawn curry

  • gallucci  on  August 8, 2022

    The Chicken, Pork belly or Goat Curry would be my first cook.

  • Laura1  on  August 8, 2022

    Cashew Curry

  • Angela.Saver  on  August 9, 2022

    I want to make the crab cutlets first!

  • mrscahughes  on  August 10, 2022

    anything. All sounds lovely

  • kevmattch  on  August 12, 2022

    pan rolls, potato filled

  • GillB  on  August 13, 2022

    Devilled cashews..yum.

  • justcooking  on  August 13, 2022

    Kiri Bath

  • Ishtar  on  August 15, 2022

    Goat curry

  • michelle666  on  August 15, 2022

    Fish patties

  • Mignumi  on  August 15, 2022

    Can’t wait to make the devilled school prawns!

  • acecil  on  August 15, 2022

    green mango curry

  • Jennwalker314  on  August 19, 2022

    Leek Mallung

  • Shelmar  on  August 19, 2022

    Love cake

  • RickPearson54  on  August 19, 2022

    Hoppers

  • luccio  on  August 19, 2022

    Goat curry

  • Badgerlord  on  August 20, 2022

    beetroot curry

  • SPea  on  August 24, 2022

    There are so many great sounding recipes, I think I would try either the Kola Kanda or Devilled Cashews first.

  • Lesevans6  on  August 24, 2022

    Prawn Curry

  • tamtamgold  on  August 27, 2022

    Deviled cashews

  • joke7  on  August 30, 2022

    Cucumber curry

  • Karla123  on  August 30, 2022

    Cashew curry!

  • Tutu81  on  August 30, 2022

    The Devilled Cashews

  • Ren23  on  August 30, 2022

    Potato filled pan rolls.

  • GrooveHeart  on  August 31, 2022

    Fish Patties

  • paulo_b  on  August 31, 2022

    biryani

  • GregH  on  August 31, 2022

    Pork belly curry

  • denise21  on  August 31, 2022

    Pan rolls, beef filled

  • Kaiserpups  on  August 31, 2022

    potato filled pan rolls

  • nocona  on  August 31, 2022

    Devilled Cashews! Wow!

  • angiejackson  on  August 31, 2022

    Fish curry

  • DimensionAEB  on  August 31, 2022

    Fish patties

  • orchidlady01  on  September 1, 2022

    Crab cutlets

  • krnries  on  September 1, 2022

    I’d have a go at making Thosai xx

  • zeeenie  on  September 1, 2022

    Godhamba roti

  • mumliz  on  September 1, 2022

    Hot butter cuttlefish

  • hammygav03  on  September 1, 2022

    Kottu roti

  • grumpygraham  on  September 1, 2022

    Chicken curry

  • jrhymer  on  September 1, 2022

    Devilled Cashews – I love cashews

  • humptybren  on  September 1, 2022

    Godhamba roti

  • leajoy79  on  September 1, 2022

    Beef filled pan rolls. They sound delicious!

  • misty33  on  September 1, 2022

    Jackfruit curry then Christmas cake

  • nicolej922  on  September 1, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • millyvanilli3  on  September 1, 2022

    Pineapple chutney

  • ClaireHamilton  on  September 1, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • PatBarrett  on  September 1, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • perrylessing  on  September 1, 2022

    Fish patties (page 72)

  • Twiddle  on  September 1, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • curafresh  on  September 3, 2022

    would love to try anything. this food is new to me

  • Dari  on  September 3, 2022

    definitely the fish curry

  • t.t  on  September 4, 2022

    Lamprais curry

  • longtallsally  on  September 4, 2022

    The fish curry would be the first recipe i try, though they all looked amazing

  • DarcyVaughn  on  September 4, 2022

    pork belly curry

  • MaineDruid  on  September 5, 2022

    Vambatu moju – if only because it’s the first recipe I’ve ever seen that contains eggplant and mustard

  • jus062  on  September 5, 2022

    Pan rolls beef filled

  • gden  on  September 6, 2022

    Devilled cashews

  • me11g11  on  September 9, 2022

    fish curry – cannot wait to try !

  • avonleajules  on  September 9, 2022

    deviled cashews

  • chefandra  on  September 10, 2022

    I’d like to try the pineapple chutney.

  • portkey  on  September 11, 2022

    Fish patties

  • lselke  on  September 11, 2022

    Devilled chikcen livers.

  • JenjiD  on  September 11, 2022

    Devilled school prawns

  • Maryd8822  on  September 12, 2022

    Pan rolls, potato filling!

  • debbiehb  on  September 13, 2022

    Pan rolls, beef filling

  • nvernon  on  September 13, 2022

    Pork belly curry

  • besmith  on  September 14, 2022

    I’d go for breads. I love breadmaking.

  • jezpurr  on  September 16, 2022

    Pork belly curry!!!^_^

  • Ishtar  on  September 18, 2022

    Beef smore

  • a1apple  on  September 20, 2022

    Beef smore

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