When I returned back from school with a parched throat, I was always greeted by the aroma of caramelized onion with ginger and garlic paste along with pandan (screw pine) and curry leaves. My mother along with other ladies made porridge in huge pot to donate to the mosque and share with relatives and neighbours during Ramadan. People took turns making the porridge to donate to the mosque so it was always made in big batches. I miss my home now and to relive the memories, I make this dish it at home quite a few times during Ramadan As rice is a staple in Sri Lanka, porridge is usually made with soaked rice, fresh coconut milk and spices. Sometimes moringa leaves/ chicken/ beef is added to make it wholesome. Some opt to add maldive fish chips which is a delicacy in Sri Lanka. Maldive fish is smoked and dried tuna.