The #yamuquarantinecookoff kicked off over a month ago and we're totally amazed by the response. But what's even better is the pleasure of discovering more and more Sri Lankan cooks on Instagram from all corners of the world, each and every day.
So here are 24 of the many Sri Lankan cooks who document their culinary adventures on Instagram in the most eye-catching way.
*This is only the first part of a new article series. The purpose here is to appreciate the Sri Lankan cooks on Instagram for all the amazing efforts they make to document their cooking diaries for us to follow and learn. If your/your friend's cooking feed isn't mentioned here, worry not. You'll most definitely see it on the upcoming articles of this series. In the meantime, if you think that there's an Instagram page that we should check out, comment below, or DM us on Instagram.
An engineer by training, but a foodie by passion, the kitchen adventures of thewhimsicalchef can be found on her Instagram handle above, or using #handheldfoodplatebysu
hashtags. She's quite the storyteller too. You can read them on www.whimsicalchef.com
, her personal website where she writes about her recipes.
Sav Perera, AKA savisquishles is a cheese enthusiast based in Australia. Check out her blog, breadbrothandbrieyond.wordpress.com
if you'd like to read a story or two as you go through her recipes.
A grad student at the University of Oklahoma, Amal (thunapahadiaries)'s feed is a treat for all of us who crave for something sweet every day. From spongy cakes, gorgeous tarts and magnificent pavlova towers to homemade pasta, bread, and other delicacies, it's hard not to drool over it.
Shifu Samoon (me_loves_cooking) excels at making Sri Lankan and Indian treats, as well as baking. Her YouTube channel, Me Loves Cooking
is a step by step guide to everything she cooks.
You'd love reading Jayani (peckishme)'s food adventures on www.peckishme.com
, her personal website, because we sure do! Her recipes are presented in a very timely manner too, which we found quite helpful. For example, during the recent quarantine period, she came up with a whole bunch of interesting recipes which you can cook with just a few simple ingredients you've got in the kitchen.
A Sri Lankan based in Saudi Arabia, Roshini Karunatilleke's feed is full of her cooking adventures. DM her if you'd like to get the recipes.
Based in the UK, Tinesha Wijesuriya's Instagram feed is enough testament to all the wonderful things you can do with Lankan spices.
Sarah Ahmed (nourish.glow.repeat) is all about quick, easy and healthy recipes. You can find her recipes under each picture.
Rushana Anosh (@its.rushana) is a Sri Lankan living in the UAE, and makes sure that she and her family have a taste of her motherland to munch on every day.
Nisha is many things - a Weight Management Consultant, a Product/ Food Photographer and a Recipe Developer. Pulling off healthy food in the most delicious form is her mission, which you'd be able to observe on her Instagram page above, and her website - www.healthysutra.co.uk
Based in Dubai, the delicacies that shan_the-foodie whip up mostly lean towards Sri Lankan side of things. DM him on Instagram for the recipes.
Most of the recipes by justcooking_byzafra are in video form (check out her IGTV), so it's quite easy to follow. Her Smoked Mandi recipe is something you don't want to miss.
A chef by profession, Rachi Fernandopulle (food_voyageur) entered the culinary world at a very young age, and have been training under some of the best, international chefs of our time. At the moment, she lives in Australia, and you'll be able to watch her cooking diaries on her Instagram page and YouTube (Food_Voyageur)
She has been collaborating with us for a series of recipes as well, which you'd find on our YouTube channel
One look at Roshani Eranthika (hungry_lankan)'s feed will make you hungry. She lives in the US, and hungrylankan.com
is where you should head to, if you want to find out more about her recipes.
Dinusha Sigera (thekitchenfootprints) is a clinician by profession, but she doesn't let that get in the way of her passion for cooking and exploring new food.
Some of the recipes by the hungryislanderr are presented in video form on her IGTV, but you can always DM her for more details.
Shereena (the_dancing_kitchen) also loves to tell a story as she posts her recipes. She lives in Italy, and doesn't let her family miss Sri Lankan food, while exploring her takes on Italian treats and baked goodies.
Based in Bangladesh, Nihani posts about her caking, baking and cooking diaries on Instagram.
Everything on homeyfoodies's Instagram is cooked with love. She recently created a YouTube channel (Cook with Love)
too, so she can bring in more recipes for you to follow.
The dishes by Nuzrath Shazeen Nazimudeen (my_lankan_food_journal) carry a dose of motherly love. Check out www.mylankanfoodjournal.com
for the full recipes.
Many cakes and sweets, this feed by Jazla Ismath (jazees_recipes) is made for your sweet tooth. Complete recipes can be found on www.jazeesrecipes.com
Needless to say, these dishes by Sammani is absolute eye candy!
Not only does Hafsa Nazaar (my_baking_journal) bakes, but she also cooks! Most of her recipes are posted alongside the pictures, but you can DM her for more details.
Pretty much everything that happens inside Pramudini Walawage (dish_by_praniii)'s kitchen is on her Instagram feed. Drop her a message if you'd like to recreate some of her recipes.