24. April 2023, Bratislava
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Sri Lankan cuisine: must-try dishes in Sri Lanka

A myriad of exotic flavours and spicy delicacies, this is Sri Lanka. For lovers of gastronomy it is a paradise. If you are planning to travel to Sri Lanka, try immersing yourself in the rich traditions, aromatic spices and creative flavour combinations. You won’t go wrong. Here are the must-try Sri Lankan dishes.

1. Curry Rice

Curry rice is considered the national dish of Sri Lankans. It is usually a combination of aromatic rice with various kinds of sauces, with meat or fish. Together, this combination makes a very tasty and balanced dish that is not to be missed on any table during celebrations or other important occasions. It has its own symbolism. The rice represents the source of life, while the sauces then represent richness and variety.

2. Kottu Roti

Kottu Roti is a tasty and the most characteristic dish ever. Just watching it being prepared is impressive. It is a finely sliced flatbread (roti) mixed with pieces of meat, vegetables and various kinds of spicy sauces. All of this is usually prepared on hot pans in front of the customers.

3. Hoppers

Hoppers are traditional Sri Lankan pancakes made from rice flour that are cooked on a griddle. They can be served as thin crispy pancakes or decorated with an egg in the centre. They are usually served with sambol sauce, a mixture of grated coconut, chilli, onion and lemon juice.

Zdroj: atlasobscura.com - Hoppers

4. String Hoppers

String Hoppers, also known as idiyappam, is also made from rice flour dough but is pushed through a mould to form thin nest-shaped noodles. This dish is often served with Dal curry sauce made from lentils and coconut milk. It is especially popular among people for its lightness.

5. Devilled chicken

Devilled chicken is a very popular dish in Sri Lanka. It is especially loved by lovers of spicy dishes. This spicy dish is made of fried chicken with chilli, onions, peppers and spices. The result is a really spicy taste. It is most often served with rice or bread cakes garnished with fresh coriander or parsley.

6. Lamprais

Lamprais is a dish that reflects the cultural diversity of Sri Lanka. It is a mixture of different dishes. Rice, meat (chicken or beef), sauces and an egg are the dominant ingredients, all baked in a banana leaf, which gives the dish a very specific flavour and helps keep it appropriately moist. Sri Lankans say that Lamprais should be on every foodie’s list.

Zdroj: kids.kiddle.co - Lamprais

7. Polos Curry

Polos Curry is an incredibly popular dish and you probably won’t find a household where it’s missing. It is prepared with meat, usually mutton, cooked in a spicy sauce with various seasonings, coconut milk and other aromatic spices. It is often served with rice, with which it makes a balanced and filling dish, but bread cakes are no exception.

8. Wambatu Moju

Wambatu Moju is an atypical dish that will appeal especially to those who would like to taste something very specific. It is fried eggplant slices that are then smothered in caramel with vinegar, other ingredients and spices. The result is a deliciously caramelised dish with a unique flavour. It is commonly served as a side dish with rice, hot or cold.

9. Kiribath with Luna Miris

Kiribath is a traditional Sri Lankan dish made with rice cooked in coconut milk. It is usually served on special occasions such as birthdays, holidays and other festive occasions. It is served with Lunu Miris, a spicy chilli sauce that gives the whole dish the right flavour.

Zdroj: worldfood.guide – Kiribath s Lunu Miris

10. Fruit Curry

Fruit Curry is a completely different dish from the previous ones mentioned. It is a vegetarian dish made from fruit, cooked in a special sauce made from coconut milk, curry leaves and spices. It is more likely to be enjoyed by those who have a sweet tooth and a sweet tooth.

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