Travelers are attracted to Sri Lanka for its unparalleled beauty and boasts a rich culture that one would be excited to learn and know about. When you’re traveling to view the Sri Lanka best destinations, you will also be able to get exposure to its unique cuisine and flavors. Almost every dish of the Sri Lankan cuisine is said to revolve around rich, curries that is perfectly cooked with coconut oil and coconut milk. The Sri Lankan food is a mixture of Indian, Portuguese, Dutch and English cuisines with a bit of the delicious local twist. The pearl of the Indian Ocean may be small in its size but is quite big enough when it comes to its culture and variety.
Do not leave Sri Lanka without trying these dishes!
KUKUL MAS CURRY (CHICKEN CURRY)
A local dish that speaks for the Sri Lankan cuisine has to be the Sri Lankan Chicken Curry. Even though there are many variations to this dish around the country, the most common one is made up of with fennel seeds, spices like cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
The ultimate Sri Lankan street food that is too common to be heard on the streets. It is basically a stir-fry that has originated from a simple way of dealing with leftovers. Pieces of roti (bread) are mixed together with shredded vegetables or meat with soya sauce, ginger and garlic, spices and is made on a flat iron skillet with the help of two metal cleavers that are with wooden handles.
This is made by the leftover ingredients of the day which is why it is a specialty.
It has originated from a Dutch word that translates as “packet of food”. This dish is made by a community known as Burgher who are said to be the descendants of the colonial Europeans. With boiled eggs, eggplants, frikkaadels (The Dutch-styled beef balls), mixed meats and sambol. It is further infused with spices like cardamom, cloves, cinnamon. This mixture is then wrapped into a banana leaf and baked in the oven.
GOTU KOLA MALLUNG
A very much popular part of the Sri Lankan diet. It delivers a closer dose of vitamins to a meal that is closely associated with carbs and proteins. The Mallung salad is made up with chopped parsley and green chilies and is seasoned with salt, pepper and lemon juice as well as ginger and grated coconut. The Gotu Kola leaves are used in the dish to give it a tangy taste like Taboulleh.
EGGPLANT (WAMBATU) MOJU
One of the most celebrated and classic dishes of Sri Lanka with plenty of variations. It more likely tastes like caramelized pickle and is served with rice usually. The eggplant slices are deep friend until it is brown and is then combined with chili powder, mustard seeds, cloves, salt and sugar and vinegar to give it a dark saucy taste. Additionally, crushed garlic and shredded ginger and is served with plain rice.
With diversified culture and cuisine, Sri Lanka is winning hearts of a lot of travelers across the globe. Being an island country, applying for a Sri Lanka visa isn’t much of a task. Many nationalities are also visa on arrival. Many of the tour companies also provide cheap Sri Lanka holiday package which is usually inclusive of tours, accommodation, airport transfers and sometimes the return airfare.