Sri Lankan Food Recipes

Sri Lankan Food Recipes, Dishes & Cuisine

Sri Lankan food recipes, dishes and cuisine is of similar spiciness to South Indian cuisine. Many Sri Lankan dishes are amongst the world's hottest in terms of chili content. There is liberal use of hot chili varieties; amu miris, kochchi miris, and maalu miris. Many visitors to the country find the spiciness excessive. A lot of 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 Food Recipes, Dishes & Cuisine


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 Bibikkan Mung Kavume Rulang Aluwa Masoor Paak Semolina and Jaggery Pudding Urunda (sweet coconut balls) Puhul Dosi (Pumpkin Preserve) Kulfi Aggala – Rasa Kavali Wellawahum (Coconut Stuffed Pancakes) Milk RiceImbul […]

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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 Powder Kehel Muwa Seeni Sambol Vegetarian Coconut Sambal (Pol Sambal) Fried Pol Sambol Raw Curry Powder Ingredients 2 tsps Coriander […]

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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 Maluwa Wambatu (egg plant) Moju Tandori Cauliflower Brinjal and Dryfish Pahi Eggplant […]

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Sri Lanka - meat recipes

Sri Lankan Meat Dishes

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 Lankan Red Chicken Beef Curry Ingredients 3 lb Stewing beef (cut into pieces) 3-4 tbs. Vinegar […]

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