How to make Kiri Hodi - Sri Lankan kadhi made with coconut milk, dried Maldives fish and spices.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Coconut Milk (नारियल का दूध), Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Sri Lankan

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Kiri Hodi

Hindi: nariyal
Coastal cuisine of India loves the coconut. Be it Goan or Malwani, Karnatak, Tamilian or from Kerala, the taste of coconut reigns supreme. Think about a rich fish curry and try making it obliterating the coconut! It will pass off as a fake. Very correctly termed as the ‘plant of life,’ each and every part of the coconut plant is useful in one or the other way.

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Sprouted Hara Chana Amti, Moong Phali Ki Kadhi, Puliseri, Chane Ki Dal.

Kiri Hodi Recipe Card

Kiri Hodi

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kiri Hodi Recipe

  • Coconut Milk 2 cup

  • Onions 1 medium

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) ¼ teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 12-14

  • Salt to taste

  • Cinnamon 1 inch sticks

  • Dried Maldives fish 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat coconut milk in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Slice onion and add with fenugreek seeds, turmeric powder, green chillies and half the curry leaves. Roughly chop the remaining curry leaves and add with salt and cinnamon stick and mix well.

Step 3

Add dried Maldives fish and mix well. Bring this to a boil. Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 4

Pour the kiri hodi into a serving bowl and serve piping hot.

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