Sri Lankan cuisine
2 Sweets 3 Short eats 4 Beverages 5 See also 6 References 7 External links
A Sri Lankan rice and curry dish.
Typical Sri Lankan dish of rice and prawns.
The central feature of
Sri Lankan cuisine
Main article: Kiribath
Main article: Appam
Hoppers (appam) are based on a fermented batter, usually made of rice
flour and coconut milk with spices. The dish is pan-fried or steamed.
The fermenting agent is palm toddy or yeast. Hopper variants can be
either savory (such as egg hoppers, milk hoppers, and string hoppers),
or sweet (such as vandu appa and pani appa). Savory hoppers are
often accompanied by lunu miris, a mix of red onions and spices.
Main article: Idiyappam
String hoppers (idiyappam) are made from a hot-water dough of rice
meal or wheat flour. The dough is pressed out in circlets from a
string mold onto small wicker mats, and then steamed.
Main article: Lamprais
A Dutch Burgher-influenced dish, lamprais is rice boiled in stock
accompanied by frikkadels (frikadeller meatballs), a mixed meat curry,
blachan, aubergine curry, and seeni sambol. All of this is then
wrapped in a banana leaf and baked in an oven.
Aluwa - Diamond-shaped rice-flour pastries
Bibikkan - A rich, cake-like sweet made from grated coconut, coconut
treacle, and wheat flour. It is a speciality of coastal areas.
Undu Walalu/Undu wal or Pani walalu - A sweet from the Mathale area,
prepared using urad bean flour and kithul treacle.
Puddings and toffees:
Thala Guli - Made from ground sesame and jaggery with finely grated
Sri Lankan sweets
Sri Lankan Swiss roll
"Short eats" are a variety of snacks that are bought by the dozen from
"short eat" shops and restaurants. These are eaten on the go, mainly
for breakfast or during the evening. Short eats include pastries,
Chinese rolls and patties. A popular short eat among Tamils is the
mutton roll, made from tender pieces of mutton with potato and
seasoned with spices. This can be a very spicy dish.
Vade - parippu vade, ulundu vade, isso (shrimp) vade, crab vade Chinese rolls or egg rolls, which often contain minced meats, potatoes, and vegetables Patties and pastries - filled with vegetables, meat, or fish Vegetable/fish roti - a flatbread with a filling rolled into a triangular shape and baked
Short eats are served at parties or to guests when they visit a home.
Western food such as hot dogs and hamburgers have arrived in Sri
Lanka, with the globalization of fast-food chains such as McDonald's,
Sri Lanka portal Food portal
Faluda Kottu Pittu Traditional rice of Sri Lanka
^ Reeves, Peter (2014). The Encyclopedia of the Sri Lankan Diaspora.
Editions Didier Millet. p. 39.
^ "Easy recipe for Appa". Infolanka.com. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
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