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Kiri Hodi

We spoke about coconut milk, didn't we. Of course we did, if you can recall (Masak Lemak Cili Padi) and I also mention that coconut milk is one of the favourites for Asian cooking? Me too. I can be said as a fan of cooking milk, though I don't go overboard mind you.(Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani, Goan Prawn Curry & Palakura Pappu) and do I have to actually mention the popularity of cooking milk for Sri Lankan dishes? Especially for this Kiri Hodi, aka Sri Lankan Coconut Milk Gravy/Stew which can be eaten alongside string hoppers and even rice. For us rice is the best food deal and when we drench Kiri Hodi on our rice, oh-so-food-diviners while also adding a scoop of Tomato Chutney (Tamatar ki Chutney) prior to tucking in. As usual, I must say that there's various types of Kiri Hodi? Then again, how different can each be? Either a, actually mostly vegetarian version, but some do add some dried fish. Not for this my version though. Instead I added boiled egg. Acceptable right? Sure, stop disputing. Why should we not by the way into this creamy, tangy, attractive and mouth watering Kiri Hodi/ Sri Lankan Coconut Milk Stew? Coconut milk, like I have already told you is the central ingredients and the rest are pretty much I can say as our pantry friendly ingredients (Sodhi, Prawn Spinach Sodhi & Tanni Saar).

2 medium size tomatoes - slice
1 large red onion - slice into thin rings
1-2 green chillies - slice into 3-4 pieces 
1 1/2 tsp fenugreek/halba seeds
3-4 sprigs curry leaves
1 inch fresh turmeric/kunyit - remove skin and crushed (or use turmeric powder, about 1 tsp)
1 tbsp lime juice (or as per taste)
1 cup thick coconut milk
3-4 hard boiled eggs
Salt for taste

Except for coconut milk, lime juice and eggs, add the rest of the ingredients in a pot.
Pour in 1 cup of water.
Let it simmer till heated through.
Then add coconut milk and lime juice and drop in eggs.
Stir just to heat through and remove from heat.


  1. Quite a yumm curry...we do make it in a different manner... :)

  2. This is new to me but I'd love to try this out. Looks yum!

  3. you certainly know how to make different dishes daily! Even the curry is a different type

  4. What a good looking curry Nava... looks yummy :-)

  5. looks so delicious. never thought put eggs in a milk.

  6. Pictures are really the simplicity of its preparation

  7. looks really delicious..yum yum
    thanks for sharing....

    my recent one :The Best Concealer !!!

  8. Wow! Love this Nava. Looks so colorful. i have never tried eggs in coconut milk dear. will try soon, looks yum yum

  9. wow a simple and yummy dish..loved the clicks

  10. Beautiful presentation. Makes you wanna dive right in!

  11. The name is new to me, but the curry is very familiar. We make a version of this and your curry looks delicious. As you said with string hopper, oh so yummy.

  12. Lovely curry...very simple and different..never heard eggs in are very tempting

  13. Very tempting gravy.. Love your preparation..

  14. Curry looks yummy and delicious.

  15. Awesome and delicious egg curry Nava.. Would be perfect with hot rice :-)

  16. Sodhi reminds me of kadhi!! And just like kadhi, sodhi too looks very yummy!!

  17. Egg curry looks so smooth and creamy :D


  18. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Nava, this looks very delish :)

  19. wow new recipe. had no idea what sodhi is. love o know abt new things. this recipe looks very interesting and texture looks great. would give it a try

  20. Looks delish.. And a nice way of adding eggs to it. I wud prefer this with idiyappam than rice :D

  21. it looks so creamy and delicious ! I'd love this with Appams :)

  22. Never heard of this but looks simple to make yet creamy and tasty. A different dish than the usual egg curry. Great recipe Nava!

  23. It looks v yummy navneet..

    my recent one :

  24. Quite a delightful surprise, Nava! Not heard of this but I love it!

  25. One of my all time favourite dish. Love to have with string hoppers. adding eggs make this dish even taste much better :) Thanks for sharing Nava :)

  26. Yummm! Looks so delicious!
    Be sure to enter my giveaway!

  27. I have never really tried/tasted egg with coconut milk... absolutely new dish to me and seems quite delish


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