Kola kenda

Pennywort rice soup

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in
Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

In every hotel in Sri Lanka you will see this soup at the breakfast buffet, rich green in colour, quite thin, with pieces of red rice in the bottom. Beside it you will also see a bowl of palm sugar, to nibble on as you drink the soup.

Traditionally enjoyed before breakfast, this soup is deeply adored by the locals, including truck drivers on their way to the fish markets at 4 am, and actually in the markets, where stallholders will have a jar or thermos of this healthy, warming soup