About

Hello

Thank you so much for stopping by. I am the cook, author and the not so terrible photographer behind rasakama.com. The word “rasakama” is a combination of two Sinhalese words “Rasa” meaning tasty and “Kama” meaning food. I am also a new mom to an adorable baby and to a very handsome toddler.

Frankly, I always had the love for cooking and baking. As a teenager, I baked many cakes from cupcakes to cheese cakes in my mom’s kitchen. Whenever we had a party, I was the one who always made the desserts and our guests loved it. During my early 20s, however, I did not have much time to cook. I was either busy reading a heavy book for my higher studies or I was busy being in love with this wonderful person. Little later, once I got married, I had the opportunity to visit Sri Lanka with my husband more often than before. There, we tasted so many different Sri Lankan dishes. In fact,  I was amazed by the enormous diversity of Sri Lankan foods. Their unique flavors, colors, textures and tastes  were remarkable.

In reality, when living thousands of+ miles away from Sri Lanka, we cannot find many vegetables that are avaiable in Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, I try to make dishes out of the vegetables that are available in Canadian food stores. Thankfully, I can find many ingredients we need to cook Sri Lankan food in Asian stores here.

I am so grateful to have a supportive husband without whom this blog is an impossible attempt to collect all my recipes.

If you have any questions regarding a recipe, please feel free to ask. I will definitely answer soon as I can.

Thanks

22 comments

  1. Congrats on the blog! Looking forward to what you come up with next. So great to see some childhood faves here, especially the the sweetened dhel!

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    • Am fascinated by the delicious authentic food recipes I come across quite often. Are you conducting online cookery classes? Please let me know. I suggest you to post soup and porridge recipes including tambunhodda, kirikanda, kola kanda as I am pretty health conscious these days 🙂

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      • Thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad to hear you enjoyed reading my food recipes. Unfortunately, I am not conducting any cookery classes. Yes, I will definitely post the recipes you suggested in near future.

        Being health conscious is always good 😉

        Thank you again for stopping by.

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  2. Hi! I loved your blog and all the recipes seem authentic.
    i finally found the correct recipe for sri lankan chilli paste in your blog.
    looking forward to more recipes. I just love all of them and THANK YOU!

    Farhana Nazick

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by.

      To be frank, my true goal is to give true ways of cooking our dishes. Many Sri Lankan recipes which can be found in the net are very much manipulated and as a person who loves the Sri Lankan identity, I find it as its our responsibility to give the true knowledge to the future generations. So I always try my best to find the most authentic ways of cooking Sri Lankan dishes from valid sources.

      Anyways, I was really happy to see such a lovely comment. Do visit us again.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your blog with your Sri Lankan recipe collection. I would like to invite you to guest post on my blog and share one of your favourite Sri Lankan recipes, traditional or original creation. Let me know if you are interested.

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  4. Thank you for sharing all these recipes… when I check these out, I feel like I am in Sri Lanka. They really have the authentic look and surely must be tasty as well. all the best..

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  5. aww thousands of mile away from home where you can not find spme of your beloved vegetable. that hit home, i remember my time in UK. Sometimes it felt like I will die without eating the real hot chillies or the turmeric or the other herbs and spices… Missed the Indin touch so much even though variety of spices were readily available in the markets, nothing tasted like home.

    I loved your blog, nice going. I am a aunt to a sweet 1 year old baby girl and I know how difficult it must be for you to blog as well as be a full time mom… Thumbs up dear…

    Keep blogging 🙂 Have a wonderful 2017.

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