Kola Kenda

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

  • About

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.