So I promised that this month I would include some delicious Sri Lankan inspired food after my fabulous adventure over Christmas and New Year (remember to read my health tips if travelling here). If you haven’t been you have to go. The scenery, people and food are truly magnificent, so much variability and a lot of ground to cover in a wonderful compact country that just offers so much.
The food is incredible and the people reflect that, there appears to be a strong essence of the Ayurvedic way of life which is all about balance in life.
I loved the depth of fragrant spices, curry leaves, cinnamon, chilli combined softened with creamy coconut milk.
I am going to start my Sri Lankan culinary adventure with a simple beef curry recipe served with brown rice, I picked this recipe up whilst there from the locals.
I have adapted the ingredients with what we have available here in Sydney. There are quite a few spices in this dish, but once you have got them you can make it again and again.
Why is it good for you:
Organic Beef is great source of good quality protein with all of the essential amino acids which will nourish, replenish and repair tissue, skin and muscles. Organic entails that the beef has none of the added hormones, antibiotics and so on, which have been known to disrupt our own hormones.
Chilli is brilliant for immunity to help fight off those lurking sniffles. A great source of vitamin C in its raw state.
Onion and garlic are fabulous, they are a nurturing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory on the body, their antioxidant (quercatin) helps mop up the oxidation of fatty acids.
Ginger is a powerful root herb, great for immunity, infection and can be used for motion sickness, pain relief and can also aid digestion.
Hope you like it, it was a winner in my mind.