Hello my dear friends today I’m going to share with you my all the time favorite dish, I like to have it for any time of the day breakfast lunch or dinner (that is me you know), it is Sri Lankan green gram milk rice. This traditional dish prepared with raw rice, green gram and coconut milk. Popular for any celebration as another version of Sri Lankan milk rice dish. It is simple, easy, and with few ingredients you can have full nutritional meal including side dishes like any curries (chicken, fish or canned tin fish) and spicy Sri Lankan sambal paste (Lunu Miris Sambal/ Dried Red Chilli Sambal), sweet onion relish (seeni sambal). Even though original traditional recipe calls red raw rice considering the fact of its nutritious impact for health milk rice prepared with white raw rice as tasty as same.
Although Kiribath seems to be unique to Sri Lanka its origins of are not clear. The very 1st time to hear a thing about kiribath goes back many years ago and it is that Sujata offered kiribath to Lord Buddha whilst he was meditating under the Bodhi Tree, just before attaining enlightenment. Today this Sri Lankan traditional dish common in almost every household and as a main food of any ceremony in Sri Lanka to celebrates festive or auspicious occasions and symbolizes the beginning of new pursuits or transitions in life. Also on the first day of each month Kiribath is prepared within many families in Sri Lanka.
In the past kiribath had been prepared in earthen clay pots in firewood hearths and that impart a unique flavor to the meal. The most important thing in kiribath is to have correct variety of rice and the best choice for that is known as kekkulu haal (not-parboiled rice) whether it is red or white. There are few variation in kiribath and those are; mung bean milk rice (green gram milk rice), Imbul kiribath (it can be sweet or savor in flavor) and sometimes pongal rice is also cooked same way as milk rice along with jaggery, cashews and dried plums.
With enough details in kiribath now let’s go to make delicious green gram milk rice that is perfect for breakfast meal.
Serves for 4 people
Facts to consider:
Steps to prepare green gram milk rice:
There is another way, which is I like the most; put milk rice into small bin, press it well, then put a plate over it and place it upside down, tap on the bin till milk rice can remove from bin. It looks cute but most common way is to cut milk rice into shape of diamond.
Serve it while hot with spicy sambal and meat curry, it is divine. I love green gram milk rice very much. I think you will also love it. Make it your home enjoy with family. I’m telling you everyone will love milk rice.
I will comeback with healthy recipe like this, and also I have a surprise for you. To see that stay tuned. Till then bye!