Renuka's Residential Report April 1, 2013

Renuka’s Residential Report – Spring 2013


       Welcom   e to my blog, where I will be keeping my readers current with news about the housing market, and occasionally indulge in bits of fun information on recipes, gardening, and tips for around your house.        


Although I was born in Seattle, my parents are from Goa, India and Sri Lanka. Needless to say my childhood meals were full of amazing coconut curries and spicy seafood dishes. The following recipe is for a simple Sri Lankan Curry which is called Kiri Hodi “White Curry.” Although Kiri, refers to “white” or “milk” this curry is actually light yellow from the turmeric which is used in the recipe. As indicated in my spring residential report, turmeric is a spice found in numerous South Asian dishes.

This curry is especially good served with rice and a fried or baked, fish or chicken. Don’t be thrown off by the number of ingredients, all of which can be purchased in an Asian or Indian grocery store, this is an extremely easy curry to prepare.


Kiri Hodi

1 – 2 potatoes (firm but fully cooked, I boil them until just under mashed potato stage), peeled, & cut each potato into 4-6 pieces

1 small onion (1/2 cup) –  medium sliced
2 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 Jalapeno or 1 Thai Chili, remove the seeds if you don’t want as much heat
1 inch Lemongrass
3-4 curry leaves (important ingredient)
Seeds from 2 cardomom pods, crushed
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
3/4 teaspoon coriander
1 inch piece of cinnamon
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder (cayenne
) Fenugreek seeds 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ( about 8 seeds)
1 teaspoon salt
Coconut Milk – 1/2 can, & 1/2 can water (Shake the coconut milk can first before opening,
I freeze the other half of the coconut milk to use another day)



Put all the ingredients with the exception of the cooked potatoes and lime in a medium sized sauce pan. Over medium heat, bring the ingredients to a boil. Add potatoes, bring to a second boil, and turn off the heat. Add small squeeze of lime juice. Done! Serve over rice, I like to use Jasmin Rice. For more protein use hard boiled eggs cut in half, instead of potatoes. Enjoy!