Food : My Vacation in Sri lanka

Words can never just explain how my vacation in sri lanka was for my fellow readers. So i made sure to click some

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That the bumbai muttai and nice i seriously dont know whats it called in other parts of the world and I’ve never seen it else where i went.

To the next stage:
Did i mention i came down for my brother in laws wedding? Yes i did. So weddings means buckets and trays of sweets. It all pours in to the wedding house from somewhere. In sri Lanka friends and relatives take a dish and make it to bring for the wedding house. That sweet is served for the visitors and the house members. So extra sugar is 100% guaranteed if you are going to a wedding house or living in a wedding house.
So let me introduce you to the sweets section.

First comes sri lankas very own kimbula buns. Oh we can eat 2 for breakfast it's so sweet but not very sweet

First comes sri lankas very own kimbula buns. Oh we can eat 2 for breakfast it’s so sweet but not very sweet
Ok let me take a break need something spicy so here is my lunch. It was sri lankan food. Super spicy chicken curry with rice and vegetables cooked in sri lankan style served with a salad. I just enjoyed every mouth.20141224_155653
One more item is yet to be introduced as a spicy dish my mother in laws special pol sambol. Yes it’s different i have seen my cousin make it with garlic and it tastes awesome but this tasted even special with dried fish blended and mixed to the ordinary pol sambol.
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Next is –

[caption id="attachment_3959" align="alignnone" width="300"]Pineapple with salt and chillie. I know we get pineapple here but its a bit expensive and they sell it with chillie and sugar at dragin mart it's sri lankan style to have it with salt and chillie i just love the combo. Pineapple with salt and chillie. I know we get pineapple here but its a bit expensive and they sell it with chillie and sugar at dragin mart it’s sri lankan style to have it with salt and chillie i just love the combo.

Back to colombo cos thats where the wedding took place.

And we this was what i had at the mehendi party at the brides house.
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at cinnamon grand for an ice cream amidst heavy showers. yes it was a rainy night 🙂 i tried this apple ice cream and panettone which sound a bit weird but tasted fine 🙂

 

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a spread for the visitors which we also ate in colombo. the olden days have when dosi, dodol, paniyaram and murukku was served in small bowls and placed in large sahans. the brownies and cupcakes have taken over the place but there are still towns like negombo and other parts of colombo which go by tradition. i wish i can show you a picture of that soon till then this is how the wedding house looked 🙂

 

the sri lankan traditional appa the best part was they had an appa party with a person doing at home. it was soo nice to see the appa being made at home and served hot. the egg hoppers and the chicken curry was a hit. this appa stand was my favourite of the entire trip. i was so eagerly waiting with my camera until the appa making began. i am gonna master this very soon in sha allah 🙂

dodol yes this is made by one of the aunts. its tasty and oily but trust me it worth it. it’s a traditional sweet made in sri lanka and i dono the origin but sure it’s sri lankan.

my cooking a very simple dinner homemade pasta, tuna devil, milk gravy with egg and pol samol served with stringhoppers.

I GUESS FOR TODAY THIS IS ENOUGH.
i will post the remaining soon till then have a great weekend 😉

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Kukulegama : laya leisure

A couple of days spent away from home town

Visiting srilanka after a year and a half on vacation mean a lot of traveling has to happen. Apart from the visiting to relatives and friends get togethers a couple of day with a very close family member is always fun. When its somewhere in a peaceful environment where you can stay in with no worries like you’ve moved in to a seperate small island is something everyone would love. Soon after a delivery it was  relaxing time at the resort.

Kukulegama : laya leisure

Located in the south west of srilanka its a long drive of nearly two hours from colombo. A little bit of a hilly area with narrow roads leading to a large gate with laya leisure engraved on the walls to the right. Entering through the gates we were welcomed by many small cottages which gave a feeling of entering a small village. All cottages looked alike with the only difference being the size which was not visible from the out.
Each cottage had its own small garden with many facilities such as room with an attached bathroom, seperate pantry, a dinning area and a hall. All the necessary equipments and furniture’s were available. We booked a two room cottage for the 4 of us. On our way we shopped in for some snacks,  Maggie “cup a mani, some coffee,  milo and water at the food city.

Soon after booking our cottage we had lunch as the time was 3 and almost pass lunch time.  Hunger called us to enjoy the spread of buffet with a line up of srilankan cuisine.  Having done with lunch we headed over to our cottage and got sorted with the luggages. Soon after refreshing and getting dressed to spend the day out and about.

Walking over to the mini mart which had all sorts of goods like snacks, drinks, toiletries, swim clothes and the list of activities available at the resort.
We had to buy the tickets for each acticity at the mini mart and all activities are closed after 6 in the evening.
The first day went on roaming around the resort.  Dinner was ordered in and we had a quiet night with a movie. The next day started early with a hot cup of coffee and breakfast was Maggie cuppa mania which was ready in 2 minutes on the microwave. Getting ready in sports clothes ready to explore the activities and have some adventure we walked over to the mini mart and purchased a few tickets for rifling, cycling and boat riding over the lake.
Rifling was fun with 10 shots and I only got one atleast on the board the rest fell on the ground am not very good at aiming far or need more practice yet I was cery satisfied for having tried rifling with a real gun. I have donw ballon bursting which was a carnival game at the marina beach in chennaibin the year 2004 december just a couple of days before the tsunami hit the country. 9 years later the joy of rifling was really an unforgettable experience.
Next was the cycling, we got two bicycles for 3 hours and we were four of us Taking turns and cycling. Another experience was awaiting me. I have always told my hubby that I’ve rode a bicycle when I was 12 and haven’t even tpuched one since then so the talents is not practiced for a long time. My self confidence encouraged me to try cycling once again and as the proverb goe

self confidence is the prerequisite for great undertakings

I finally proved that I can ride a bicycle amidst my inability to attain the driving license due to lack of interest. Have I done it with an eagerness I would have been owning my dubai driving license as well and be happily driving through the roads of colombo and dubai exploring the country with no tension of speedy drivers and lack of taxi whenever I want a taxi.

Riding through the lanes at laya leisure was am unforgettable day.

My next activity was boat riding which was not fun yet enjoyable. I would recommend boat riding for honeymooners. Its peaceful and encourages a lot of talking while peddling together. My husband and myself are not those talkative type and never talk much. I sometimes wonder how people talk so much and assume that they are gossiping or backbiting.
Talking too much leads us toward those bad habits.

And finally it was the end of our trip and we packed our bags and headed down to colombo with peace of mind and lots of memories and ofcourse photographs. .

A bit more about laya leisure-
They have 3 sorts of cottages and you can go for 1,2,3 bedroom cottages or a honeymoon suite.
Either way you are not allowed to cook in the cottage and its compulsory to buy two buffet meal coupons.
All activities are for a fee and sport such as tennis, netball and other are free of cost.
The swimming pool is open for laya leisure cottagers.
There is a snooker area and kids play area adjoining the buffet area.
You are provided with tea, coffee, milk and sugar with utensils to make your morning coffee or tea.

Hope you enjoyed the post and here are some pictures-

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