Best Dishes in Sri Lanka – A Taste of Local Cuisine

The Sri Lankan palate is one that fancies sugar and spice and all that’s nice, yes all this but mostly, spice! Let’s take a look at some of the best Sri Lankan dishes you ought to try on your travels to the island.

Polos curry

This delicacy is prepared with young unripe jackfruit cut into cubes which is then cooked with tasty spices. The spicy curry is usually eaten with rice or occasionally with bread too. It is quite easy to pass of this vegetarian dish as a meat too.

Kottu

This is an unusual street food indeed! It is prepared with godamba rotti (a thin floury dough that is fried) chopped up and stir-fried with vegetables and seasoned with salt and pepper. The dish comes in all sorts of versions like vegetable kottu, egg kottu, and even cheese kottu. It is a favourite among locals and sure to be a favourite with you too!

Sri Lankan chicken curry

This is quite commonly eaten in the normal Sri Lankan diet known in Sinhala as kukul mas curry. The curry is prepared with chicken that is cut up into chunks, seasoned with spices and then left to boil while adding coconut milk for a lovely thick curry. The curry is usually enjoyed with bread, rice, or even with kottu!

 

Pol rotti and lunu miris

This is an authentic food made with flour, and coconut mixed with water, the dough is then baked on a flat frying pan. The rotti is then eaten with lunu miris which is basically chopped onions pounded together with chilli powder and salt for taste.

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Hafiz Issadeen, Dharga Town, Sri Lanka, Curd and treacleCC BY 2.0

Curd and treacle

Usually eaten as a delicious dessert, beautiful golden kithul pani or treacle is drizzled over a serving of creamy, thick and silky curd. It is an explosion of sweetness inside your mouth! If you happen to be holidaying in a hotel, perhaps in AVANI Kalutara Resort, try out these scrumptious Sri Lankan delights. If you are on the go, there are plenty of restaurants in Kalutara or any part of the island that serves these dishes.

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Places to Indulge in Delectable Seafood in Kalutara – Essential Eateries To Patronise

 

If you find yourself heading south of Colombo, then you can definitely experience some tantalising seafood. In the Kalutara area, in particular, are some exquisite eateries.

 

Green Lobster

seafood restaurants in kalutara - green lobster

This is one of the best places in the district for seafood, and it has a renowned reputation worldwide as it has graced many patrons from all over the world. Many would tell you that you won’t find better value for money than this.

 


Kandoori

sea food platters

Kandoori is famous throughout Sri Lanka for serving some of the best North Indian food to be found on the island. Although it’s within the Kalutara district, it’s a short drive from the eponymous town and is situated in Beruwala.

 


Acquolina

restaurants in kalutara

 

One of the hallmarks of Kalutara is Anantara Kalutara Resort, widely believed to be one of the best hotels in Kalutara Sri Lanka. You can indulge in some of the best flavours Italy has to offer, with a wide selection of pizzas, antipasti and fine wine.

 


Mangrove

kalutara restaurants

 

Experience your favourite international delicacies as well as some local delights when dining at the beautiful open-air environment of Mangrove, a restaurant at AVANI Kalutara Resort. You can easily find mentions of this restaurant on mediums such as Travel Kalutara.

 

 

Must Try Food Dishes in Sri Lanka – The Most Decadent Delicacies of the Island

The cuisine of Sri Lanka might not be the healthiest of South-Asia, but it’s definitely one of the most indulgent, with influences emanating from India, Portugal and even the Middle East.

 

Hoppers

 

These are thin bowl-shaped crepe-like pancakes with a doughy centre and are famous throughout Sri Lanka. These snacks can be consumed in a variety of ways but they are commonly served with an accompaniment made with chilli, salt and chopped onions called ‘lunu miris’. Egg hoppers are made by incorporating a fried egg into the centre of the hopper. Be sure to keep an eye out for these at restaurants in Kalutara.

 

Coconut Roti

 

These are unlike any other kind of flatbread you would have experienced. They are thicker than the usual flatbread and would generally have onions and chilli in addition to fresh coconut mixed into the dough. They also most commonly served with lunu miris but can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

 

Rice and Curry

 

This is by far the most predominant dish that Sri Lanka has to offer, and is consumed by millions on a daily basis. No two places serve the same rice and curry, and they are usually given at restaurants as lunch packets. Rice and curry is also served at luxury resorts such as AVANI Kalutara Resort.

 

Kottu Roti

 

The most indulgent food that Sri Lanka has to offer definitely has to be kottu roti. These consist of shredded roti that has been stir fried with meat, vegetables and egg. The chicken-cheese kotthu is to die for.

 

 

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