Popular Sri Lankan Dishes
- Rice and curry
This is the staple food of Sri Lanka and consists of steamed rice served with a variety of curries made from vegetables, meat, or fish.
- Kottu roti
A popular street food dish made with chopped flatbread, vegetables, and meat or eggs, all stir-fried together with spices.
- Hoppers / ‘Aappa’
A type of pancake made from rice flour and coconut milk, often served with sambal or curry.
- String hoppers / ‘Idiaappa’
A dish made from rice flour noodles, usually served with a coconut-based gravy and spicy sambal.
A cylindrical-shaped steamed dish made of ground rice and coconut, usually served with curry or sambal.
- Pol roti
A flatbread made with grated coconut and flour, often served with chillie sambal, coconut sambal or curry.
- Kiribath / Milk Rice
A traditional Sri Lankan rice dish made by cooking rice with coconut milk and served with a variety of accompaniments, such as spicy sambal or sweet jaggery.
- Fish Ambulthiyal
A sour and spicy fish curry made with fish, tamarind, and spices.
- Wambatu Moju
A sweet and sour eggplant pickle made with caramelized onions, vinegar, and spices.
- Parippu Curry
A lentil curry made with red lentils, coconut milk, and spices.
- Polos curry
A curry made with jackfruit, coconut milk, and spices.