Welcome to Buth Kuddeh

tastes of Sri Lanka


Buth Kuddeh, roughly meaning rice shop in Sinhala, a place where you can get a cheap, good, rice and curry meal in any Sri Lankan town. Think of this site as your virtual buth kuddeh. Feed your head and soul with recipes, info on ingredients, equipment for stocking the committed Sri Lankan kitchen, notes on the history of Sri Lankan cuisine and stories of my Sri Lankan foodlife.


Anton van Reyk’s Uppuma (also Upma)

My Aunt Marie sent me my Uncle Anton's take on uppuma (upma) a South Indian breakfast dish based on semolina. In her note she told me that this was a favourite breakfast of my father and his brothers. Curiously, it never featured at breakfasts in my family home. Having made it, though, I will become a standard dish of mine, not for breakfast but as an alternative for rice for dinner.