by: itisclaudio, created: 15 Jun 2017, updated: 18 May 2018 Personal: Only owner can add dishes

The Teardrop of India or Pearl of the Indian Ocean are among many nicknames for Sri Lanka. But a more accurate description of the gorgeous nation might be the Island of Rice and Curry.

Making liberal use of local fruit, such as coconut and jackfruit, seafood and an arsenal of spices, Sri Lankan cooking delivers an abundance of incredible dishes.

1. Fish Ambul Thiyal

Sour Fish Curry

(Sri Lankan)

This peppery fish dish originated in Southern Sri Lanka as a method to preserve fish. Cubed fish (usually tuna) is sautéed in a blend of spices including black pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, garlic, ...

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2. Kotti Roti

Kottu Roti

(Sri Lankan)

It’s the ultimate Sri Lankan street food. It’s basically a stir-fry which originated as a simple way of dealing with leftovers. Featuring pieces of roti (bread) mixed together with finely shredded vegetables ...

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3. Kukul Mas Curry

Chicken Curry

(Sri Lankan)

Simple to make, chicken curry is a common household dish in Sri Lanka. Spices like fennel seeds, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon sticks are tempered in hot oil before being combined with chicken ...

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4. Dhal Curry

Parippu

(Sri Lankan)

Rice and curry is Sri Lankan comfort food. Dhal curry is made from red lentils (masoor dhal) cooked in coconut milk. Onions, tomatoes and fresh green chilies, are sautéed and mixed with ...

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5. Lamprais

(Sri Lankan)

It consists of boiled eggs, eggplant, frikkadels (Dutch-style beef balls), mixed meats (soya for vegetarians) and sambol. Infused with cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and rice the mix is then wrapped in a banana ...

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6. Hoppers

(Sri Lankan)

Hoppers is a bowl-shaped thin pancake made from fermented rice flour.

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7. Green Jackfruit Curry

(Sri Lankan)

The young green jackfruit called polos is sliced into small chunks and boiled until soft. It's then cooked with onions, garlic, ginger and spices such as mustard seeds, turmeric, chili powder, curry ...

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8. Eggplant Moju

Wambatu Moju

(Sri Lankan)

One of the most celebrated classic Sri Lankan dishes with plenty of regional variations. It tastes like a caramelised pickle and is usually served with rice. The eggplant slices are deep-fried until ...

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9. Kiribath With Lunu Miris

(Sri Lankan)

Kiribath With Lunu Miris is a special type of rice, cooked with thick coconut milk and often served during special or auspicious occasions, such as Sinhalese New Year. There are a few ...

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10. Wood Apple Juice

(Sri Lankan)

Wood Apple Juice is a favourite with the locals is a wood apple smoothie, a blend with jaggery and water.

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