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6 Things You Cannot Leave Sri Lanka Without Eating

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Sri Lanka is fast emerging as an Asian tourism hotspot with its stellar combination of World Heritage sites, wildlife, history, rich culture, pristine beaches and friendly people. The cuisine here is uniquely influenced by historic and cultural influence.  With a strong Dutch and South Indian influence, the islanders have kept their cuisine uniquely flavoured with the infusion of local spices and ingredients.  These are a few you have to try! 


6 Things You Cannot Leave Sri Lanka Without Eating:

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Day 1. Fish Ambul Thiyal or Sri Lankan sour fish curry

Fish Ambul Thiyal or Sri Lankan sour fish curry
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Start of in Southern Sri Lanka, a region which is the origin of this fish curry. The fish is cut into cubes, sauteed in a blend of spices, including pepper garlic, pandan leaves, curry leaves and a magic ingedient, called dried goraka, a small fruit giving the dish its characteristic sour flavor.

Day 2. Kukul mas curry, the local chicken curry

Kukul mas curry, the local chicken curry
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This dish a staple in homes across Sri Lanka. Depending on the region, the dish varies in it’s recipie but is just as delicious everywhere. A plethora of spices including pandan leaves, lemongrass, curry leaves and coconut milk are infused with the chicken to create a rich, unique and flavourful dish served best with rice or roti.

Day 3. Parippu, a Sri Lankan Dal dish

Parippu, a Sri Lankan Dal dish
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Parippu is one of the most commonly consumed staple dishes in Sri Lankan cuisine. Dal, usually masoor or red lentil, is cooked in a tantalizing blend of spices, and then a few spoons of coconut milk are added to create a rich stew. This dish served with rice or any form of bread is a favourite meal of many.

Day 4. From the Dutch influence, Lamprais

From the Dutch influence, Lamprais
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A gift from the Dutch Burgher community, who reside primarily in Colombo and Gampaha, to Sri Lankan cuisine, Lamparis literally translates to “Lump” of “rice”. This dish is a combination of meat, rice and sambol chili sauce, wrapped into a banana leaf packet and steamed. The sweet meat and aromatic rice makes a delicious meal. 

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Day 5. Appa or egg hoppers

Appa or egg hoppers
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Egg hoppers are very popular, all over Sri Lanka, with both the locals and tourists. Known as appas, these are made with basic pancake batter spruced with coconut milk and a dash of toddy or Sri Lankan Palm Wine. A ladle of batter is fried in a small wok and swirled around to even it out. An egg is cracked into the bowl-shaped pancake as it cooks.

Day 6. Polos or Sri Lankan green jackfruit curry

Polos or Sri Lankan green jackfruit curry
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A favourite dish ordered in most Sri Lankan restraunts, Polos is a Sri Lankan curry prepared with young green jackfruit. The fruit is sliced into bite-sized chunks and boiled until soft and then cooked with onions, garlic, ginger, a selection of herbs along with pandan leaves and curry leaves to create a delicious dish

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