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Sri Lankan meal plan 5(home cooked meals).

Sri Lankan meal plan 5.

Rice, creamy potato and bean curry, canned tuna stir-fry, spicy coconut sambol, garlic-kangkung stir-fry completes this homemade Sri Lankan lunch meal plan idea.

I’m ditching the heavy meats and replacing them with a lighter dish.

A jack mackerel canned fish, semi-cooked into a stir-fry. 

I like to think that the combination of taste in this menu takes on the usual rice and curry theme of Sri Lankan meals.

If you’ve missed any of my other Sri Lankan meal plans, use the search bar and you’ll be directed to the menus done so far.


Click on the highlighted link before every image is provided and you’ll be taken to the recipe.

You can change and customize the meals to suit your needs, all I’ve done here is provided you with meals I’ve cooked for my family.


Begin by cooking this amazingly simple creamy potato-bean curry.

The dish is gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and also can be a side dish for any type of meat.

The curry helps to balance the spiciness of all the other dishes as well.

You might have noticed that the potato curry is the only dish with gravy so you might want to make it with some extra gravy.

Creamy potato and bean curry, yet another vegetarian dish you can use for your Sri Lankan inspired meals. gluten-free, low-carb


You already know canned fish makes great emergency food, but they don’t need to be bland.

I was tired of cooking heavy meats and wanted to use a lighter option, I chose to make canned fish stir-fry.

Any extra leftovers you can easily use to make breakfast sandwiches.

Make sure to splash some lime into the stir-fry to bring all the flavors out.

Spicy Sri Lankan canned fish stir-fry- canned fish can help you with your clean eating diet as well. the recipe is great for quick dinners or a few lunch sandwiches done in a rush, using less oil makes the dish a better and healthier version for you to


Even if I ditch every other dish on this menu, except for the rice and potato-bean curry, serve a big spoon of this spicy coconut sambol, I’ll be a happy soul.

Make extra and you can have a simple dinner of pol sambol and buttered roast paan. 

Keep in mind that fresh coconut tends to spoil easily, so once you are done with lunch, refrigerate.

-how to make a Sri lankan Coconut sambol-2

Easy kankung(water spinach)stir-fry with toasted garlic.

I’m not linking this to any recipe as it’s an easy dish you can put together in minutes.

All you have to do is, wash the kangkung, drain and pick the leaves with their young stems, heat a bit of oil, add garlic slivers to it and the kangkung into the pan, 

The leaves will wilt quickly so just 1-2 minutes of cooking is all it takes, season with salt or soy sauce, and you are done.

 And that completes my fifth Sri Lankan meal plan. 


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Monday 10th of October 2022

hey there .. :)

I came across your blog when i was looking for a menu plan cos i am sooooo tired of having to answer the question "whats for dinner? " and lunch and breakfast and school every day... sigh .. for 365 days and counting that's lot of thinking to do on a daily basis ! Your blog is really interesting and i like the was you described the method of cooking too, its easy to learn . thank you for sharing all these, looking forward to seeing more. do you have a menu plan for 7 days ?

best wishes, Muditha


Monday 10th of October 2022

Hi Muditha, I know what you mean, meal planning is difficult and I hope the few I have would help you. I haven't done a meal plan for a long time. But if you use the search bar and type menu, you might come across a few. In addition, I do add a section, "what to serve with..." on the recipes so this might help as well. Regards, J

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