Dunthel Bath Recipe | Lively Weekends | Sri Lankan Food

Dunthel Bath Recipe | Lively Weekends
Dunthel Bath Recipe | Lively Weekends

Dunthel Bath is a popular Sri Lankan side dish that will take your taste buds by a storm.

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Dhunthel bath , Chicken chukka , Papaya Drink And Wattalapam  Recipes. This show of Lively Weekend with Host Kiran Khan aired on 24 May 2020.






  • Basmati Rice 500 gm
  • Butter Oil or Ghee ¼ cup
  • Beef stock 2 cubes
  • Cinnamon 1-2
  • Cardamom 4-5
  • Cloves 4-5
  • Black Pepper (whole) 8-10
  • Salt as required
  • Onion (finely cut) 1 large
  • Lemon Grass 2 sticks

For garnishing :

  • Chapli kabab ½ packet
  • Curry Leaves as required
  • Onion 1
  • Cashew as required
  • Raisins as required


Soak basmati rice in water for half an hour. Meanwhile, boil two cups of water and dissolve beef stock cubes to prepare the stock and keep it aside.
Now take a separate pot and keep it on flame to prepare the rice, when the pot is hot add ghee (or butter oil) and finely sliced onion. Fry the onion until it gets a golden brown color. Then add cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper (whole) to fry them.
Strain the water from already soaked rice, and add the rice in the pot and let them fry for at least 2-3 minutes in the spices. After that add the prepared beef stock and lemon grass sticks to cook the rice.

Serve the rice with fried ready-to-cook chapli kabab


  • Chicken 500 gm
  • Oil ½ cup
  • Fried onion 1 tbsp
  • Tomato (finely sliced) 1
  • Paprika powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Black Pepper (crushed) ½ tsp
  • Ginger paste 2 tbsp
  • Garlic paste 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves 4-5
  • Salt as per taste

Ingredients for spice :

  • Coriander seeds 1 ½ tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon 1-2 sticks
  • Cardamom 3-4 pods
  • Cloves 3-4
  • Desiccated coconut 2 tbsp
  • Red chilies (whole) 6-8

For masala:

  • Roast them altogether and grind to make fine powder of all the spices



Heat oil in a wok, add mustard seeds, cumin seed and 4-5 curry leaves to fry them. Then add ginger & garlic paste, chicken and fry well until the chicken dries. Add crushed black pepper, turmeric powder, finely sliced tomatoes, paprika powder, fried onion and salt together. Cover the wok and cook in low flame until the tomatoes are tenderized. After that add some water to cook the chicken along-with the roasted ‘Tuna Paha’ masala (curry powder).When the water is dried and the chicken is cooked, add lemon juice and dish out the chicken. Garnish with fried curry leaves and red chilies whole

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Papaya ½
  • Lemon 1
  • Sugar 2 tbsp
  • Water as require
  • Ice cubes as required


Cut papaya, add lemon juice, cold water and sugar in a blender to prepare the drink. Serve with ice cubes.


  • Eggs 4
  • Coconut cream 1 cup
  • Jaggery 225 grams
  • Nutmeg powder ½ tsp
  • Cardamom 4
  • Cinnamon 1
  • Salt pinch
  • Cashew nuts for garnish


Mix jaggery powder and coconut cream together. Add ground nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom and a pinch of salt. In a separate bowl beat the eggs together only for 2-3 minutes. Now add the beaten eggs to the jaggery mixture. Take a pudding bowl, grease it with butter or oil and pour the mixture through a strainer into the bowl. Cover the pudding bowl tightly with a foil paper and then steam it for 30-35 minutes. Garnish the pudding with cashew nuts.

Dunthel Bath Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Dunthel Bath Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef at Masala TV show Lively Weekend. Check out the other best recipes of chefs .

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