JK gone traditional!


Don’t you ever think Jeews kitchen is all about contemporary food. We are open for any cuisine..

Today we go Sri Lankan and classic. And this is 100% JK approved too..

Embul Thiyal was a great way of preserving fish when refrigerators were not available. Now we have got means of freezing things, this has become a rare delicacy especially during festive seasons.

Few alterations had to undergo in the original recipe to get it through our rigorous guidelines.

  • We lowered the amount of salt used
  • Use of turmeric was limited compared to the traditional recipe

What you need..

  1. 500g Tuna fish
  2. 50g turmeric
  3. Curry leaves
  4. Usual spices

How you make it…

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JK goes Paleo…


Paleo is a big hit in all over the world now. I’m bit skeptical as to why it hasn’t reached us yet strongly? Perhaps, it is quite contrasty to our usual diet and no one wants to take the risk. But JK, as always are fond of risks. And here we go with our first paleo recipe ….

dsc_1132What is paleo?

“Homo sapiens”, that is you and me, have a long history as a species. Not as old as dinosaurs, but 200,000 years, give or take! But it hasn’t been long that we decided to grow our own crops and process them from head to toe. Though we have changed culturally, our physiology (the way body works) mostly remained the same. Our life style also changed; We became sedentary and lazy, adding a double burden to the already messed up physiological processes.

As in everything else, “OLD IS GOLD”! Paleo or Paleolithic diet is what the cavemen ate. They didn’t have processed starches or sugar. Almost everything was picked from the woods. ( Paleo is not necessarily starch or sugar free, but most dishes are very low in starch)

So let us revive back and consume the food that our physiology is cable of handling!  Continue reading “JK goes Paleo…”

Amazed by legumes…

At Jeew’s Kitchen, we encourage the use legume as a main ingredient often! Whilst legumes could be very nutritious, it has proven to be such a palatable one too over the culinary adventures of the past year at our kitchen!

Where we become unique in using legumes are when we serve / mix them with regular curries and popular day-today dishes. It was rather disheartening how unfair we have treated legumes in our customary eating practices by only complementing with coconut scrape and Lunu Miris! My rice challenge has inspired few so far; all I say it to try two consecutive rice meals only with coconut scrape and lunu miris.. Give a shy if you doubt!

Now legumes are indispensable with JK, here are some important facts. Hopefully they will further improve your impression of this super ingredient!  Continue reading “Amazed by legumes…”

JK Specials : 2 – The ultimate supermarket challenge…


Try eating out your breakfast in the town side. Not the easiest to find anything at least closely healthy huh ? I was traveling early in the morning and wanted to take the challenge of sorting out a JK approved meal from the super market.


Wanted to keep the budget below Rs. 200. I didn’t have much equipment either. If you have visited a 7/11 abroad you may know the wide variety of healthy, easy to use and cheap food items available. But not so much in SL. Until the supermarkets figure out that there is a demand, I decided to make my own…

What I bought from the super market..

  1. 45g packet of burnt cashew nut
  2. A yogurt – I tried blueberry & strawberry favored (way too sweet to my taste)
  3. An green appleUntitled 9.001.jpeg


How I prepared it inside my car…

  1. I was lucky that there at least was a broken lunch box.
  2. Didn’t have a knife. So had to use a tea spoon to cut the apple!
  3. Mix them all and damn its just delicious!!

The next time you are on the move, try different varieties of this recipe.. Good luck fans!





JK Specials – Fishing in the centre

Hey fans,

All your JK recipes are prepared with best quality ingredients, especially the fish that we use so often! Few of my beloved fans who met in person recently inquired how I choose and buy fish.. There is no other place but the Central Fish Market in Peliyagoda for this purpose.. I was not prepared with my imaging equipment for this visit, so please bare with the poor quality of images


Peliyagoda Central Fish Market (PCFM) is just 30 mins away from JK headquarters ( through the Kadawatha highway). You will find this challenging, but contrary to common opinion of it being a sticky and crowded place, JK was surprised to see quite the opposite in all the three recent visits. Here are my tips of fish shopping in PCFM.

  1. How you find it..

Easy. Paste the following link on to your google maps.


For those who hate to use smart phones other than to take calls and send SMSs; Take the first exit of the Katunayake Expresswayt to Meegahawatta. Market is on to your left. It’s huge, you should not miss it..


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Beloved fans, JK has to come with a schedule for posting. Recent inconsistencies were rather criticized by many of my loyal fans. So we will be publishing on every Saturday and Wednesday from here onwards.

This dish for my vegetarian fans (Or Bijutarian)! Mushrooms are such a nutritious and tasty ingredient, used often as a filler with many dishes. But today, our main ingredient is some oyster fungi.. You may use your favorite type!!


What you need..

  1. 100g oyster mushrooms
  2. 2 eggs
  3. Lettuce

How you make it..

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Peas of peace..

Hey fans,

We have got bored with our usual legumes, haven’t we? This type of pea is something we try seldom, mainly due to its unpopular nature. But lately I realized it is one of the tastiest and healthiest yet underrated type of legume that JK should try more often.. Here comes green pea!

As always, we recommend legumes with a curry. There is nothing more matching than a chicken winglet stew with soy sauce.

dsc_9245What you need…

  1. 100g green pea
  2. 150g Chicken winglets

How you make it..

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Your healthy pancake alternative…

JK fans,

I know that pancakes are one of your favorites! Mine too.. But thats a lot of starch, so against the JK philosophy! I gotta come up with a replacement, and here it is. I bet that this tastes equally good if not better than a regular pancake.

Fruits are not something we Sri Lankans add much in to our breakfasts. Some habits are gotta go. I do not have a politically correct alternative for that in this case! What go on this dish are papaw and orange, one of JK’s favorite combinations.


What you need..

  1. Two eggs
  2. 1/4 orange
  3. Medium size slice of papaw
  4. 1/2 yogurt
  5. 20g Cashew nut

How you make it…

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