Sri Lankan recipes, using both modern
and traditional methods, are provided below for your cooking pleasure.
Sri Lanka, an island, small in
size but with an amazing and vast varieties of food in different
styles of cooking. Sri
Lankan curry seasonings are generally roasted before blending, which
adds a darker color and distinctive smoky character. Its dishes and the methods adopted in cooking
Sri Lankan food are varied and emphasized on its hill country
vegetables, fruits, spices, coastal cooking - making the best of the
abundant seafood and Tamil cooking which is greatly influenced by
southern Indian style of cooking. Sri Lankan dishes is also
greatly influenced by the foreigners, Indians, Arabs, Malays, Moors, Portugese, Dutch and British, who came and stayed about a hundred
years ago and until now. Some of the most popular Sri Lankan
recipes are Kakuluwo Curry or Crab Curry, Lampries Curry, Thora Malu
Siyambala Achcharu or Seer Fish Pickle with Tamarind, Mas Paan or Meat
Buns and the very popular cake in Sri Lanka, that is the Love Cake.
Besides the few popular dishes mentioned above, curries are inevitably
part of every Sri Lankan meal and rice is the staple food of the
people of Sri Lanka. One of the most popular Sri Lankan, Sinhalese rice recipe is
the Milk Rice which is rice prepared in coconut milk, kiri bath and is
part of the traditions of the Sinhalese people. Another popular
Sri Lankan rice dish is the Lampries, which is a 'special occasion'
dish in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan desserts are usually served during