Sri Lanka
Traditional Food
Sri Lanka
Favorite Chicken Curry
Sri Lanka

Hoppers

Sri Lanka Traditional Food

Sri Lanka’s food has been influenced by a whole host of countries. Arab traders, Malay navigators, Portuguese, Dutch, and even British colonists have all had some input into the local cuisine. 
The food in Sri Lanka can be spicy, mild, and everything in between so it can really suit your tastes whatever they are. Sri Lanka's staple dish is rice and curry. Sri Lanka has a total of twenty types of curries. They all have one thing in common, they are all provided with the necessary peppers.

Rice and Curry is the country's favorite meal. Rice and  curry in Sri Lanka is not one dish, but a whole table full of trays with all kinds of delicacies. Pieces of meat, chicken, shrimps and fish, but also eggs and especially lots of vegetables, such as eggplant and cabbage.

Vegetarians have it easy in Sri Lanka. Almost all curries are vegetarian, in fact most rice and curries only have one or two curries with animal proteins. In addition, the Sri Lankans are largely Buddhist and Hindu and therefore vegetarian.

Sri Lankan Dishes

Sri Lanka Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry (Kukul Mas Maluwa) is the most popular meat curry in Sri Lanka. 

Ingredients used:
Chicken, Coconut Oil, Roasted Sri Lankan Curry Powder, Red Chili Powder, Tumeric Powder, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Curry Leaves, Cardamom pods, Green Chilies, Fresh Tomato, Vinegar, Coconot Milk, Salt.

Eaten with:
Plain Rice, Basmati Rice, Naan or Roti.

Want to make it yourself:
Sri Lankan Chicken Curry recipe

Sri Lanka Dhal Curry

Sri Lanka Dhal Curry (Parippu) is one of the most commonly consumed staple dishes in Sri Lankan cuisine, a simple dish but packed with flavour. This curry is vegan.

Ingredients used:
Red lentils, Onion,Tomato, Ginger, Garlic, Curry leaves, Coconut Milk, Turmeric, Chili, Cumin, Coriander, Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds.

Eaten with:
Plain Rice, Bashmati Rice, Roti, Naan, Toast, Plain Noodles..

Want to make it yourself:
Sri Lankan Dhal Curry recipe 

Sri Lanka Kottu Roti

Sri Lanka Kottu Roti an extremely popular Sri Lankan street food dish is known as Kottu. Kottu roti is made with a type of flatbread called Godhambara roti. It is shredded and then mixed with vegetables, meat and eggs. You can leave the meat and eggs out and you have a vegan Kottu.

Ingredients used:
Eggs, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Carrots, Cabbage, Scallions, Soy Sauce, Curry Powder, Chili Powder, Paratha, Salt, Black Pepper.

Eaten with:
Chicken, Beef.

Want to make it yourself:
Sri Lankan Kottu Roti recipe

Sri Lanka Egg Hoppers

Sri Lanka Hoppers (Appa) are considered a staple of Sri Lankan cuisine and can come in many forms. egg hopper, which is much like a savory crepe with a soft boiled egg in the middle. It’s served with caramelized onions, toasted coconut meat and Sri Lankan spices,

Ingredients used:
Rice Flour, Granulated Sugar, Coconut Milk, Water, Dry Active Yeast, Eggs. 

Eaten with:
Bhasmati Rice.

Want to make it yourself:
Sri Lankan Egg Hopper recipe

Sri Lanka String Hoppers

Sri Lanka String Hoppers (Idiyappam) an easy to make and super delicious Sri Lankan steamed rice noodle. Made simply from rice flour and it goes perfect with sothi coconut milk dish and other accompaniments like chicken or mutton curry and also goes well with Vegetable Kurma or enjoy it sweet along with grated coconut.

Ingredients used:
Rice Flour, Salt, Water, Oil.

Eaten with:
Chicken, Beef or Mutton Curry, Vegetables Curry, Dhal Curry.

Want to make it yourself:
Sri Lankan String Hoppers recipe

Sri Lankan Milk Rice

Sri Lankan milk rice (Kiribath), The national dish of Sri Lanka that is usually made when something is going to be celebrated. Or as classic breakfast that everyone loves. it consists only two main ingredients, Coconut milk and Rice.

Ingredients used:
Kekulu Rice. Or Basmati, Jasmin Rice, Water, Salt, Thick coconut milk.

Eaten with:
Chicken, Beef or Mutton Curry, Chili Onion Sambal.

Want to make it yourself:
Sri Lankan Milk Rice recipe

Sri Lankan Lamprais

Lamprais is a traditional food in Sri Lanka that was introduced by the country’s Dutch Burgher population. It is a kind of packet or lump of flavorful rice, with several specific side dishes wrapped in a banana leaf. 

Lamprais consists of the following dishes:
Rice, Chicken, Wambotu Moju, Devilled Potatoes, Seeni Sambol, Twice-cooked Egg, Chili Paste, Cutlets.

Eaten with:
All these ingredients place inside a pre-heated banana leaf to pack Lamprais

Want to make it yourself:
Sri Lankan Lamprais recipe

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