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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Kaha Bath Recipe (Yello Rice)

3 Cups long grain Rice
4 tbs ghee or butter
2 medium Onions, finely sliced
6 Cloves
20 black Peppercorns
12 Cardamom pods, bruised
Rampe leafs
1 ½ tsp ground Turmeric
3 ½ tsp Salt
5 Cups of Coconut milk

First wash rice and drain thoroughly.
Now heat butter on a saucepan and add onions and fry until golden brown.
Then add cardamom,cloves, turmeric, peppercorns, salt, and rampe.
Now you can add rice and fry until rice is well coated with butter and turmeric (Please stir constantly).
Add coconut milk and bring to a boil.
Now Reduce heat, cover with lid and cook for another 25 minutes or so (until rice is cooked) without lifting the lid.
When rice is cooked you can see the spices & leaves are on the top. Remove them and serve with curries.

Pol Sambol Recipe (Coconut Sambol)

2 cups grated fresh coconut
2 small pearl onions or shallots, sliced.
1 clove garlic, sliced.
1 small green Chile, sliced.
1-2 tsp Hot red Chile powder.
1 tsp of Salt.
1 medium lime.

Grind or chop all ingredients in a grinder or chopper.(Except coconut)
Add the coconut once all ingredients are crushed and mixed thoroughly.
Now grind all ingredients until the coconut turns evenly red and all ingredients are well mixed. Squeeze half a lime. Mix well.
Taste and adjust salt & lime according to your preference.
Serve with rice & curries. Or you can serve with bread.

Prawn Pol Sambol Recipe (Pawn Coconut Sambol)

3 cups of scraped fresh coconut
5 dried chilies, crushed (approx 1.5 teaspoons)
1 medium red onion, finely sliced
3 green chilies, finely sliced
2 limes - juiced
1 tsp of salt
3 table spoons dried shrimp


Soak shrimp in water for 15 minutes and drain excess.
Pound or blend to a fine consistency
Add all remaining ingredients and mix well
Taste and adjust salt & lime.
Serve as an accompaniment to curry, particularly fish dishes.

Beef Curry

Ingredients :
1lb Beef ( any particular cut is fine)
1 onion
3 tblspns red pepper powder
1tspn black pepper
3 tspns lime juice (or vinegar)
to taste salt
1 clove garlic
pinch cinnamon
1 piece lemon grass (optional)
pinch cardamom powder (optional)
3 cloves (optional)
1 cup coconut milk (optional)
2 tomatoes
4 tblspns roasted curry powder

Wash beef and cut into cubes(small cubes preferably 1/4 inch cubes).
Dice clove of garlic. Grind cloves into pieces.
Add all the ingredients and the beef and bring to boil on low heat and
leave for 15-20 minutes. Finally add the coconut milk and boil for 3 minutes.

Fish Curry (Hot & Spicy)

Ingredients :
1lb Tuna (or Shark, Red Mullet)
4 tablspn Red pepper powder
2 tablspns vinegar
to taste Salt
1 clove garlic
2 tblspoons unroasted curry powder
1tablspn black pepper
4 cups water

First wash the fish well and cut steaks into cubes. Add vinegar and salt and knead into the fish. Then mix in red pepper powder, curry powder, black pepper and garlic and cook for 20 minutes.

Yellow Fish curry

Ingredients :
1Lb King fish (or Salmon or Tuna or Shark or Scallops )
2 cups coconut milk
3 cups water
1 onion
2 tablsp mustard
1tspn turmeric
1 tsp garlic
1 tblspn lime juice

First wash the fish well and cut steaks into cubes. Add water, onions, salt garlic, mustard and fish. Cook for 15 minutes. Then add coconut milk allow to stand for 1 minute. Finally add the lime juice.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Drink Water And Stay Healthy

As you know stay hydrated is very informant for healthy life. That’s means you have to drink plenty of water every day.

Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses a day. Water means fresh water not soda, caffeine or any other type of liquid. Soda has a high concentration of sodium. Sodium retains fluids. You need fluid that will hydrate and flush your body free of toxins.

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Eye Care Tips

How to remove Eyestrain:

You can easily remove eyestrain by placing slices of cucumber over closed eyes for 15 minutes. You will feel cool and refresh.

Reduce Swelling or Puffiness:

Use green tea that has steeped for five minutes and cooled. Wipe the eyes with this solution several times a day.

Vitamins and Minerals For Eyes:

Vitamin A : Improves night vision. Food Sources for vitamin A are carrots, spinach ,dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, eggs, cheese and butter.

Vitamin B complex is good to reduce redness in eyes and can help eyes that are sensitive to light. Food Sources for vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (cobalamin): pastas, breads, milk, dark green vegetables, mushrooms, tuna, nuts, avocados, bananas, liver.

Carotene allows the formation of visual purple in the eyes, which helps improve weak eyes. A good source of carotene is: carrots, broccoli, cabbage and peas.


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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Udurawana Jokes

Password Problem
Udurawana calls the Help Desk to complain that there's something wrong with his password.
No, it's not the usual caps-lock problem.
"The problem is that whenever I type the password, it just shows stars," he says.
"Those asterisks are to protect you," the Help Desk technician explains,
"So if someone were standing behind you, they wouldn't be able to read your password."
"Yeah," he says, "But they show up even when there is no one standing behind me."

Photographer Udurawana
Photographer Udurawana's boss asked him, "Why that woman in the party slapped your face."
Udurawana said, "I don't know Boss. My picture fell down on the floor, that woman stood over it, so I asked her,
"Ma'am would you lift your Saree, I want to take a picture. "

Brain Tumor
Doctor : I regret to tell you that you have a brain tumor.
Udurawana : Yesss!!! (jumps in joy)
Doctor : Did you understand what I just told you?
Udurawana : Yes of course, do you think I'm dumb?
Doctor: Then why are you so happy?
Udurawana : Because that proves that I have a brain!

While in a drug store :
Udurawana : I'd like some vitamins for my grandson.
Pharmacist : Sir, vitamin A, B or C?
Udurawana : Any will do, my grandson doesn't know the alphabet yet!!

Udurawana Jokes

Shoo Fly
One day an Englishman, an American and our Udurawana walked into a pub together.
They preceded to each buy a glass if whisky .
Just as they were about to enjoy their beverages, three flies landed in each of their pints.
The Englishman pushed his beer away from him in disgust.
The American fished the offending fly out of his beer and continued drinking it as if nothing happened.
Udurawana picked the fly out of his drink and started shaking it over glass yelling, "SPIT IT OUT, SPIT IT OUT YOU BASTARD!!!"

Suicide attempt.
Udurawana decided to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree in the park.
A little bit later, a man was walking his dog and spotted Udurawana hanging from the tree.
He asked Udurawana what he is doing and Udurawana replies, "I'm hanging myself."
"You're supposed to put the noose around your neck, not your waist,' said the onlooker.
"I tried that," replied Udurawana, "but I couldn't breath.

Udurawana's love.
Wife : Do you love me ??????
Udurawana : Of course, darling.
Wife :But do you love me with all your heart.
Udurawana : With all my heart, with all my liver, with all my kidneys.

Udurawana at ticket counter.
Udurawana : Does this train go to Fort
Ticket counter : That's right sir, Change at Polgahawela.
Udurawana : What!!!!!!! I want my change here. I m not waiting till Polgahawela.

Adult video.
Udurawana goes out to rent his first X-rated adult video.
He goes to the video store, and after looking around for a while, selects a title that sounds very stimulating.
Then he drives home, lights some candles, slips into something comfortable, and puts the tape in the VCR.
To his disappointment, there's nothing but static on the screen, so he calls the video store to complain.
Udurawana : "I just rented an adult movie from you and there's nothing on the tape but static."
Clerk : "Sorry about that. We've had problems with some of those tapes. Which title did you rent?"
Udurawana : "HEAD CLEANER"

The boss who was on the 25th floor of the building called up Udurawana on the ground floor for an important file. Since it was rather urgent the boss told him it was an emergency and that he should hurry with the file.
After more than 30 minutes Udurawana appears all tired and panting for breath.
The Boss asks him why he was panting and what caused the huge delay.
Udurawana replies, 'Boss when I went to the lift it said 'DURING AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE USE THE STAIRCASE'!!!

Phone call
Udurawana just started his own firm. He rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. Sitting there, he saw a man come in to the outer office.
Wishing to appear the hot shot, Udurawana picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working. He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments.
Finally he hung up and asked the visitor, "Can I help you?"
The man Replied, "Yeah, I've come to activate your phone line."

The pill worked
Udurawana had a problem of getting up late in the morning and was always late for work. His boss was mad at him and threatened to fire him if he didn't do something about it.
So he went to his doctor who gave him a pill and told him to take it before he goes to bed.
Udurawana slept well and in fact beat the alarm in the morning. He had a leisurely breakfast and drove cheerfully to work.
"Boss", he said, "The pill actually worked!"
"That's all fine" said the boss, "But where were you yesterday?"

Very worried
Udurawana came home from the doctor looking very worried.
His wife said, "What's the problem?"
He said, "The doctor told me I have to take a pill every day for the rest of my life."
She said, "So what? Lots of people have to take a pill every day their whole lives."
Udurawana said, "I know, but he gave me only four pills!"

Law of the jungle
Udurawana & his friend were hiking through the jungle when they spotted a tiger who looked both hungry and fast.
Udurawana reached into his pack and pulled out a pair of running shoes.
His friend looked at him "Do you really think those shoes are going to make you run faster than that tiger?"
"I don't have to run faster than that tiger" Udurawana replied. "I just have to run faster than you".

Udurawana Jokes

Constipated cow
Udurawana goes to the vet and says, "My cow is constipated."
The vet says, "Take one of these pills, put it in a long tube, stick the other end in the cow's ass, and blow the pill up there."
Udurawana comes back the next day, and he looks very sick.
The vet says, "What happened?"
Udurawana says, "The cow blew first."

Body odor
It was a really hot day at the office. There were about twenty people in close quarters and everyone was sweating, even with a fan on.
All of a sudden, people started to wrinkle their noses at an odor passing through the air. It was the most hideous smell anyone had ever smelt.
One man said, "Uh oh, someone's deodorant isn't working."
Udurawana from the distant corner replied, "It can't be me. I'm not wearing any."

Udurawana went to his doctor to see what could be done about his constipation
"It's terrible," he said, "I haven't moved my bowels in a week."
"I see. Have you done anything about it?" asked the doctor.
"Naturally," Udurawana replied, "I sit in the bathroom for a half-hour in the morning and again at night."
"No," the doctor said, "I mean do you take anything?"
"Naturally," Udurawana answered, "I take a newspaper."

Udurawawa goes to see his boss in the office.
"Sir," he says, "we're doing some heavy house-cleaning at home tomorrow, and my wife needs me to help with the top floor and the garage, moving and hauling stuff."
"We're short-handed, Udurawawa," the boss replies. "Sorry....I can not give you the day off."
"Thank you Sir," says Udurawawa, "I knew I could count on you!"

Loving wife
Udurawana had been out for a few days due to bad health. One of his office friends called & asked him how he was feeling?
"I'm better, thanks. You know, it was a wonderful experience." he replied.
"Wonderful? How can the cold and fever be wonderful?" Friend asked Udurawana a in stunned disbelief.
"Well, I learned that my wife really loves me. You know that whenever the postman came by or a delivery man headed toward the door, she ran out to meet them? I could hear her excitedly saying "My husband is home! My husband is home!"

April fool
Udurawana got into a bus on 1st April when conductor asked for ticket.
He gave Rs.6/- and took the ticket and said "April fool. I have a pass".

How to exchange the seat.
Udurawana came home with his left forehead bleeding & his wife asked him what happened.
He replied "There was a nail in the window of the bus that pricked me each time the bus jerked"
His wife said "Then why didn't you exchanged your seat with some other passenger, who does not know about the nail!
Udurawana replied "How can I exchange my seat, when there were no other passengers in the bus other than me"

One way
A policeman pulled Udurawana over after he had been driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
Cop: Do you know where you were going?
Udurawana : No, but wherever it is, it must be bad, because all the people are leaving.

Bungee jumping.
In UK, Udurawana and his friend were watching bungee jumping.
Friend : Wanna try it?
Udurawana : No way. I was born because of broken rubber & I don't wanna die because of broken rubber.

Any great man ?
One tourist from U.S.A. asked Udurawana: Any great man born in this country?
Udurawana : No sir, only small Babies!!!

How do you do ?
An Englishman and Udurawana inside the toilet.
Englishman: Good evening, how do u do?
Udurawana : Good evening, we open the zip and do!

Engine Trouble
Udurawana was on board in a plane from Colombo to New York.
Fifteen minutes into the flight, the captain announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, one of our engines has failed, but we still have three engines left. So there is nothing to worry about. Our flight will take an hour longer than scheduled,."
Thirty minutes later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and the flight will take an additional two hours. But don't worry, we can fly just fine on two engines."
An hour later the captain announced, "One more engine has failed and our arrival will be delayed another hour. But don't worry, we still have one more engine left."
Udurawana turned to the man in the next seat and sighed, "If we lose the last engine also, we'll have to be up in the air forever !"

What would you like to hear?
A doctor, a teacher & Udurawana are talking about the death.
Udurawana asks " Suppose if you die and your friends and family are mourning you. What would you like to hear them say about you, when you're in your casket ?"
Doctor : "I would like to hear them say that I was a great doctor of my time, and a great family man."
Teacher : "I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school teacher who made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow."
Udurawana : "I would like to hear them say... LOOK! HE'S MOVING!"

Udurawana Jokes

Best Friend
A man to Udurawana : Your best friend is kissing your wife in your home.
Udurawana : Are you sure ????.
Man : Yes, If you don't believe me, go & see for yourself.
Udurawana rushes home and came back within half an hour n slapped the man & said: You lier, he is not my best friend.

American : In our country, marriage even takes place with email.
Udurawana : In Sri Lanka, it is only with a female.

Will you love me ???
Girl : Will you love me after marriage also?
Udurawana : Yes, if your husband allows me.

Udurawana was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet.
"I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds.
When Udurawana returned, he shocked the doctor by having lost nearly 60lbs!
"Why, that's amazing!" the doctor said, "Did you follow my instructions?"
Udurawana nodded..."I'll tell you though, I was going to drop dead on the 3rd day."
"From the hunger, you mean?" asked the doctor.
"No, from "SKIPPING" "

The Right Step
Two drunk friends, Udurawana and Andapala were walking along a dirt road one day when they came across a pile of some brown stuff on the ground.
"Is that s**t?" Udurawana said.
"I don't know." Responded Andapala as he bent over, "it smells like s**t."
Udurawana leaned in and dipped his finger into the mysterious pile. "It feels like s**t!"
Andapala too dipped his finger into the mysterious pile and without hesitation shoved the finger in his mouth. "Sure tastes like s**t, buddy! I think it's definitely s**t."
"Hooooeee!" Responded Udurawana, "Good thing we didn't step in it!"

Accident Scene
Two guys were roaring down a road on a motorcycle when the driver slowed up and pulled over.
His leather jacket had a broken zipper, and he told his friend, "I can't drive anymore with the air Hitting me in the chest like that."
"Just put the jacket on backwards," his friend advised.
They continued down the road but around the next bend, they lost control and wiped out.
Udurawana came upon the accident and ran to call the police.
The police asked him, "Are they showing any signs of life?"
"Well," Udurawana explained, "The driver was alive, until I turned his head around the right way!"

Udurawana Jokes

Price difference
Udurawana and his wife buy coffee in a shop.
Udurawana says, Drink quickly......
Wife asks why...
Udurawana says, Look at that board. Coffee Rs5 and cold coffee Rs10 .

Udurawana's son : Dad there is some one on the door 2 collect donations for a swimming pool.
Udurawana : Give him a glass of water.

Udurawana at an Art Gallery
Udurawana : I suppose this horrible looking thing is what you call modern art ?
Art dealer : I beg your pardon sir, that's a mirror!

Udurawana was telling his son about his days as a famous boxer.
"The bell rang and we met in the center of the ring. I threw a left hook, and he got me with a right cross. It was brutal."
The son was proud of his father's courage.
"Then in the second round I took a couple of shots, but held my ground. By the third round I had my opponent worried."
"Did you really?" his son asked.
"You bet, he thought that he had killed me."

Bank robbery
Udurawana and his friend rob a bank and mess it up, managing to escape with two sacks that they find on the floor. And they take one sack each. After awhile they meet again and one asks the other,
Udurawana : 'What did you find in your sack?'
Friend : 'Ten lakh Rupees!'
Udurawana : 'Wow... that's a lot! What did you do with the cash?'
Friend : 'I bought a house. How about your sack?'
Udurawana : 'Bah... it was full of loan documents.'
Friend : 'And what did you do with them?'
Udurawana : 'well... little by little, I'm paying them off...'

Udurawana's son was playing in the park while Udurawana sitting on a bench with his friend.
Udurawana : Son ! What is 9 multiplied by 8 ?
Son : 76
Udurawana : Good!
Udurawana 's friend got terrified.
Friend: Are you crazy ???? 9 multiplied by 8 is 72. Your boy said 76 and you congratulated him.
Udurawana : He has improved a lot. He used to say 80.

Eye doctor
Udurawana goes to the eye doctor. The receptionist asks him why he is there.
Udurawana complains, "I keep seeing spots in front of my eyes."
The receptionist asks, "Have you ever seen a doctor?"
and Udurawana replies, "No, just spots."

Salt Seller
Do you really sell that much salt? A friend asks Udurawana who is running a grocery shop stocked with thousands of boxes of salt.
"No " says Udurawana. "I sell maximum two boxes a month. To be honest with you, I'm not a good salt seller. But the one who sell me salt, he's a good salt seller."

Stop looking at girls
Wife to Udurawana : Stop looking at girls. Do not forget you are married now.
Udurawana : You mean if I am on diet, I can't look at the menu also ?

Udurawana drinking heavily in bar gets up n farts loudly.
Man next to him : Excuse me, but you just farted before my wife.
Udurawana : Sorry, I didn't know it was her turn.

Udurawana Jokes

Don't Loose Balance
At Katunayake airport, the passengers were climbing the steps to board the plane. A foreigner missed his step & slipped.

He shouted "Oh, I lost my balance!" and the moving got slowed down a bit. Udurawana was at the bottom of the steps anxiously waiting to get in to the plane for the first time and he shouted,

"Doesn't matter you fool, I have enough coins in my pocket. I'll give you some later! "

What Is Your Sex ?

When it was closer to London , Passengers were given the embarkation card to fill. Udurawana started filling.

Full Name : Heen Banda Udurawana
Sex : Ticked the Female Box and wrote below : unlike these foreigners, we always have sex with females !

Hostess Ask My Weight ?

Getting off Finally, the plane arrives at Heathrow. Udurawana was excited and anxious to get off. So he went to the door before anyone, and prepared to jump down.

"Wait sir, Wait" cried an air hostess.

"75 Kilograms" replied Udurawana and jumped off the plane !

Emergency Aid
Seeing Udurawana jump off the plane, an airport worker came running to his aid.

"Sir, Are you hurt? ", he asked, helping Udurawanna to stand up.

"No, I am not Hurt. I am Udurawana" he replied.

Udurawana From Sri Lanka
In the Hospital After his jump from the plane, Udurawana was taken to a doctor to be treated for minor injuries. While awaiting his turn for treatment, Udurawana smiled with an old Englishman sitting next to him.
"Hello.. I'm suffering from Influenza" " said the Englishman

"Hello" replied Udurawana. " I'm Udurawana from Sri Lanka "

Udurawana Jokes

Promoted As Branch Manager
Udurawana gets ready ,wears a tie, coat ,goes out, climbs tree, sits
on the branch regularly. A man asks why he does this.
Udurawana:"I've been promoted as branch manager."

Udurawana At The Train
Udurawana: I haven't slept all night in the train.
Friend: why ?
Udurawana: Got upper berth.
Friend: Why didn't you exchange?
Udurawana: Oye, there was nobody to exchange with in the lower berth..

How To Reduce Population In India
The teacher lecturing on population -
In India, after every 10 sec a woman gives birth to a kid.
Udurawana stands up - we must find & stop her!.

The Race
Udurawana -why are all these people running?
Man- This is a race, the winner will get the cup.
Udurawana - If only the winner will get the cup, why are others

Real Future Tense
Teacher: "I killed a person" convert this sentence into future tense.
Udurawana: The future tense is "you will go to jail".

Chicken And Egg Problem Solved
Udurawana found the answer to the most difficult question ever –
"What comes first, the Chicken or the egg?
"Aiyooo, what ever you order first will come first."

Someone Is Going To Cheat Udurawana
Udurawana wins 20 Million Rupees from a Rs. 20 lottery ticket.
Dealer gave 11 Million after deducting tax.
Angry Udurawana: "Give me 20 Million or else return my 20 Rupees back.!"

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Gok Kolla Wada

This is called ‘Kumara kalasa’ , a clay pot decorated with ‘Gok Kolla’. This is also known as ‘Epa Kalada’. This is a very essential object of ‘Shanthi Karma’ called ‘Kalu Kumara Samayama’. ‘Kalu Kumaraya’ is a daemon.

‘Kalu Kumara Samayama’ will be performed to free women from malefic influence of the daemon which is called ‘Kalu Kumara Dhistiya’ .

This is called Biso-Kapa. This is believed as a wishing tree that can grant prosperity.

This ‘Gok’ embroidered post is used in ‘divine rituals’ such as “Gammadu’ and ‘Devolmadu’ held in the Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces of Sri Lanka. During the ceremony the ‘Biso-Kapa’ is planted on the ground and left as a promise of its blessings.

This is known as ‘Muthu-Kudaya’. ‘Muthu’ means pearl and ‘Kudaya’ means umbrella . So it mens pearl studded umbrella. This ornate show piece can be seen in Sri Lankan traditional ‘Tovil’ known as ‘Maha-Shon Samayama’ .