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Traditional Sri Lankan Sothi (Coconut Milk Dish)

Traditional Sri Lankan Sothi (Coconut Milk Dish)

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Traditional Sri Lankan vegetarian Sothi (Coconut Milk Dish) cooked in coconut milk, tomatoes and other basic ingredients. Mostly eaten along with string hoppers (idiyappam) or rice.

Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 15 mins

Side

Indian, Malaysian


Ingredients

Servings:  
2 chilli peppers (green)
1 coconut milk
1 curry leaves stalk(s)
1 garlic clove(s)
1 ginger
3 tsp lemon(s)
2 tbsp oil
1 shallot(s)
1 salt
2 tomato(es)
1⁄4 tsp turmeric powder
garlic clove(s)
ginger
shallot(s)
chilli peppers (green)

Nutrition per Serving

185 kcal
10 g
16 g
2 g

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Background

Sodhi/ coconut milk……… is the famous dish in Sri Lanka. It's a coconut milk based dish and is served with string hoppers (idiyaapam) for our guest during Deepavali. This dish will be served in many of the Malaysian Sri Lankan homes and people still follow this tradition.

My mum makes sothi at least two to three times a week and we all love it. It taste best with steamed rice or string hoppers (idiyaapam). This dish is a vegetarian dish which is cooked with coconut milk, and its best to add some pounded ginger, fenugreek and cumin seeds. The spiciness from the ginger really goes well with this mild dish and also it helps with digestion. Try this dish and serve with string hoppers the results will be amazing for sure.


Steps to Prepare

Traditional Sri Lankan Sothi (Coconut Milk Dish) Step 1

Step 1 of 4

    • 2 chilli peppers (green)
    • 1 coconut milk
    • 1 curry leaves stalk(s)
    • 1 garlic clove(s)
    • 1 ginger
    • 3 tsp lemon(s)
    • 2 tbsp oil
    • 1 shallot(s)
    • 1 salt
    • 2 tomato(es)
    • 1⁄4 tsp turmeric powder

2 red or green chilli(fresh), 1 cup Coconut milk, Handful Curry leaves, 2 pips Garlic, Thumbsize Ginger, 3 tsp Lemon juice according to taste, 2 tbsp Oil, 1 Onion sliced to taste, Salt, 2 Tomato, 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

Step 2 of 4

    • garlic clove(s)
    • ginger
    • shallot(s)
    • chilli peppers (green)

Crush the garlic and ginger keep aside. Slice the onion thinly. Cut the green chilly lengthwise.

Traditional Sri Lankan Sothi (Coconut Milk Dish) Step 3

Step 3 of 4

Put the oil in a cooking pan and sauté the onion and green chilies for five minutes. Then add the crushed, garlic and ginger. Fry for 3 minutes until the smell of chili comes out. Then add the tomatoes then the coconut milk, turmeric powder and let it boil.

Traditional Sri Lankan Sothi (Coconut Milk Dish) Step 4

Step 4 of 4

Cook well Cook for 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice and curry leaves.

Published: October 13, 2019


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