Hey, welcome. I am Ranji Thangiah, founder of TootingMama, recipe creator, writer and food photographer.
If you love food. If you love Sri Lankan food, have been to Sri Lanka and want to create the recipes at home. Or perhaps you want to try new flavours. You are in the right place!
Here at TootingMama, you will find home-cooked style Sri Lankan recipes based on the food I grew up with it’s the food I love to cook for family and friends. It’s the food I passionately and enthusiastically share with the world.
If you’ve never cooked Sri Lankan food I have just the thing for you. Download my free guide which will start you off with an overview of cooking ingredients, my list of essential equipment and two super easy and super tasty recipes to try.
The drive, passion and focus came after my Dad passed away. This was my wake-up call.
Dad was a fantastic cook. He wasn’t a man of many words, but man his cooking was phenomenal – and Mum’s too.
It hit me that if I didn’t record and make their food, I’d lose this connection with my parents and my Sri Lankan heritage.
For me, food is joy, a celebration and a way of sharing a collective memory.Ranji Thangiah, founder tootinamama
I’ve been featured in the Metro, the Caterer. I have a recipe column with Sri Lanka’s number one lifestyle magazine, Hi!!. And my photography has been commended by the global Pink Lady Food Photography Awards for 2023.
And, here’s what people say about my recipes and my email:
“Love your emails and your recipes”
“Had friends over the other night and made your dhal. The food was so good!”
“I’m loving learning more about Sri Lankan food. I tried your vadai recipe and it was a real hit with the family so thanks for sharing it.”
“I just made your mango lassi using some Alphonso mangoes I got in Tooting! Delicious.”
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