food / lifestyle
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SRI LANKAN FOOD
MUST TRY DISHES
Rather than beginning this article by disclosing to you what Sri Lankan food is, let me mention to you what Sri Lankan food is unquestionably not.
Most importantly, it isn’t Indian food and not “practically like Indian food”, which is the thing that many individuals will, in general, accept when they initially show up to the island (myself included, I need to disgracefully concede). The idea of eating rice with a few unique curries is comparative, yet everything else from principle fixings to cooking methods to flavors shifts. There’s very South Indian impact in Lankan cooking, particularly with regards to short eats (road snacks), yet the two have unmistakably various flavors.
RATHER THAN BEGINNING THIS ARTICLE BY DISCLOSING TO YOU WHAT SRI LANKAN FOOD IS, LET ME MENTION TO YOU WHAT SRI LANKAN FOOD IS UNQUESTIONABLY NOT.
Second, customary Sri Lankan food isn’t about rice and curry. Try not to misunderstand me, Sri Lankans do eat more rice at a time than most different ethnicities in a month. However, rice and curry aren’t all Sri Lankan cooking has to bring to the table. With endless nationalities living in this little nation, you can’t disregard Tamil, Burgher, and Muslim dishes that are likewise a piece of the neighborhood food scene.
Coconuts are undoubtedly the king of Sri Lankan food. I would venture to state that without coconuts Sri Lankan cooking is incomprehensible. Coconut oil is the oil of decision for flame broiling, profound searing, and hardening. Coconut milk is added to a larger part of curries to make a smooth sauce. Coconut substance is ground to make fiery pol sambol utilized as a backup for rice and bread. Ground coconut is additionally the base for some Sri Lankan desserts like pol toffee.
You may likewise know it as mandioca or cassava. Manioc is a root vegetable that marginally looks like a potato in taste, yet feels duller. For breakfast, it is just cut into pieces and bubbled. At that point presented with, you got it, pol sambol! A very filling and fulfilling dinner.
I realize it doesn’t bode well to begin depicting each thing on this rundown with “one of my top choices”, yet damn you Sri Lankan breakfast, you are excessively acceptable! I love this planning of chickpeas which are bubbled in compel cooker first to accomplish exceptionally delicate surface, at that point sautéed with onions, bits of coconut substance, and flavors. Eat it all alone, it’s heavenly!