This mix of ethnic influences in Sri Lanka is also reflected in the food which has Indian, Arab, Dutch, and Portuguese tastes to it. A typical meal in Sri Lanka is usually rice served with curry.
Fish Ambul Thiyal
As Sri Lanka is an island, seafood features prominently on many menus, particularly in coastal areas. This Sour Fish Curry is cubed and fried with aromatic spices and goraka, a sour fruit which gives the curry its name.
A Sri Lankan version of the pancake, Hoppers are made from rice flour and coconut milk and cooked in a hot wok. They can be eaten either sweet or savory and are often served with an egg cracked into them.
Kukul Mas Curry
Kukul Mas Curry is one of the most common Chicken Curry recipes in Sri Lanka. A spice paste is cooked with the chicken before coconut milk is added to make a thick gravy and then served with rice to soak up the juices.
Kottu is made from chopped up dough (roti) that is mixed with a range of ingredients that you can customize and the whole lot is covered in curry sauce. It is usually sold from carts at the side of the road.