Sri Lankan Recipes

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 festive occasions.