Sri Lankan cuisine is well-known for its spicy food. If you are holidaying in this country, you should try out some of its popular dishes since you wouldn’t find them anywhere else in the world!

Rice and curry

This is a typical Sri Lankan meal that is found in almost in every household. It is served with rice, curry of fish and several other curries. The curries usually include vegetables, meat or fish and these dishes are spicy. It includes various ingredients like onions, coconut, chillies and lime juice.

“Building blocks” of the Sri Lankan cuisine

Rice, coconut, native vegetables and spices are considered as the building blocks of Sri Lankan cuisine. The use of spices is the essence of Sri Lankan cooking. Curry leaves and scintillating spices like cardamom, cinnamon, fenugreek seeds will surely entice your taste buds! Coconut is a major ingredient in Pol Sambol which is a condiment prepared with freshly grated coconut.

Sri Lankan breakfast

Egg hoppers | Image Credit - Ji-Elle, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Egg hoppers | Image Credit – Ji-Elle, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Sri Lankan breakfast comes in diverse combinations. Apart from rice and curry, there are food like string hoppers, pol roti, hoppers, and kurakkan roti. Another popular breakfast, Kiri Bath or Milk Rice prepared by cooking rice with coconut milk. A good way to begin scouring the country for the very best of its cuisine will be to first check into a preferred choice of accommodation. Do take note of Sigiriya Jungles, which also features many a Sigiriya restaurant that serves delectable Sri Lankan flavours.

Short Eats

“Kottu” is a popular fast food which is preferred by locals and visitors alike. It’s made of godhamba roti, vegetables, egg, meat, and spices. It’s an essential experience to see how it’s made with its unique rhythmic beat!

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.