Sri Lanka Recipes


Sri Lankan Cuisine, Food & Recipes

Sri Lankan Cuisine, Food & Recipes

Sri Lankan food is of similar spiciness to South Indian cuisine, and many Sri Lankan dishes are amongst the world's hottest in terms of chilli content. There is liberal use of hot chilli varieties; amu miris, kochchi miris, and maalu miris. Many visitors to the country find the spiciness excessive, and many local restaurants offer low-spice versions of local foods to cater to foreign palates.

Sri Lanka has long been renowned for its spices and in the 15th and 16th centuries, traders from all over the world came to Sri Lanka, bringing their native cuisines to the island, resulting in a rich diversity of cooking styles and techniques.

Sri Lankan meals are usually boiled or steamed rice served with curry. There is a main curry of fish, chicken, pork or mutton, plus several curries of vegetables, lentils and sometimes fruit.

Side-dishes include pickles, chutneys and sambols, the most famous of which is coconut sambol. The recipe calls for ground coconut mixed with chili peppers, dried Maldive fish and lime juice. The mixture is ground into a paste and eaten with rice.

Another well-known Sri Lankan rice dish is kiribath, or milk rice. Coconut milk is found in most Sri Lankan dishes to give the cuisine its unique flavor.

Sri Lankan dishes make liberal use of spices and frequently do not follow an exact recipe... each cook's curry will taste slightly different. Added to that are regional variations, and people of different ethnic and religious groups will prepare dishes according to their customs.

Sri Lankan Desserts

Milk Rice Avocado Crazy Watalappam Sau Dodol Kiri Pani Sri Lankan Christmas Cake Love Cake Pudding of Dulya Sago Pudding Tea Cake Jaggery Cake Aluwa … [Read more...]

Sri Lankan Sauces

Raw Curry Powder Roasted Curry Powder Seeni Sambol Cucumber Salad Lime Pickle Red Coconut Sambal Kattarikkai Sambal Katta Sambol (Chillie Sambol) Lunumiris (Chillie Onion Sambol) Chili Sauce Mallung Moaju Coconut Sambol Sinhalese Fragrant Masala Spice … [Read more...]

Sri Lankan Vegetable Dishes

Some recipes call for eggs or milk, so should be considered meat-less, not vegetarian   Sri Lankan Rolls Spicy Potatoes Spinach with Lentils Curried Okra Curried Green Beans Bean Curry Pumpkin Curry Kirri Hodi Yellow Rice Bath Temperadu (Sri Lankan Fried Rice) Kadala … [Read more...]

Sri Lankan Meat Dishes

Sri Lanka - meat recipes

Beef Curry Chicken Curry Eggplant Curry Yellow Fish Curry Fish Curry Pineapple Curry Sri Lankan Cutlets Tripe Curry Cashew Curry Leeks Mirisata Lentils Sri Lankan Style Lunu Miris Malu Abulthiyal Pepper Crab Fried Hot Shrimp Smoked Spicy Chicken Sri … [Read more...]

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