Kola kenda is a porridge-like drink made from red rice, coconut milk and the juice of leafy greens. The first time I tried it was at a dansal in Boralesgamuwa. They served it warm in glasses with a small piece of jaggery, which you nibble on between sips. There was a number of different flavours of kola kenda being served, each made from a different blend of leafy greens, but the most popular (and traditional) was made from gotu kola.
Wash the rice well, then place in a saucepan with
While the rice is cooking, prepare the gotu kola juice. Wash the gotu kola, trim off and discard the bottom
Stir the coconut milk into the rice, and add about
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