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    Sri Lankan Sri Lankan cuisine shares much with Indian cuisine, and the two countries have exchanged many dishes. Sri Lankan dishes often take the form of rice (boiled or steamed) with curry.

    Some popular Sri Lankan recipes and dishes include:
      Hoppers
    • Hoppers - Pancakes made from rice flour, coconut milk, and palm toddy (an alcoholic beverage made from palm sap) or yeast. There are many varieties of hoppers, including versions with egg, with creamy coconut milk inside, and sweet varieties. Hoppers may be eaten for breakfast or dinner.

    • Kiribath - Rice cooked in coconut milk. The dish is prepared by boiling the rice in water for about 15 minutes, and then adding coconut milk and continuing to cook until the liquid is absorbed. Salt is used to season the dish when cooking, and cashew or sesame seeds are also sometimes added. Kiribath may be eaten with lunumiris (red onions and fiery spices), with jaggery (unrefined sugar) and bananas, or on special occasions with various sweets.

    • Koola'ya - A dish made from mixing leftover curries with rice, and making it into balls. It is often served at temples, and is eaten with chapati (thin flatbread).

    • Kottu - A pancake with vegetables, egg and meat. There are many varieties including both vegetarian and meat versions. Although not traditional, cheese is also nowadays sometimes added to the dish.

    • Vada - A savory snak made from dal (stewed pulses), lentil, or potato.


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    Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking (The Hippocrene International Cookbook Library)

    By S. H. Fernando Jr

    Brand: Hippocrene Books
    Paperback (209 pages)

    Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking (The Hippocrene International Cookbook Library)
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    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE COOKBOOK OF 2011!


    In Sri Lanka a meal is typically referred to as 'rice & curry'--and curries can vary from main dish offerings (meat, chicken, fish, or mutton) to an assortment of vegetable and even fruit curries. Indian, Malay, Arab, Portuguese, Dutch and British influences all left their mark on the cuisine, but indigenous Sinhalese dishes have remained popular in villages for centuries.
    Fernando takes readers on an unforgettable culinary journey through Sri Lanka: demystifying ingredients, spices, and flavors and proving that Sri Lankan food is an easy-to-prepare, healthy option for modern lifestyles.
    Includes over 100 recipes, an introduction to Sri Lankan history, culture and cuisine, and stunning color photographs throughout.

    Sri Lanka: The Cookbook

    By Prakash K Sivanathan

    Frances Lincoln
    Released: 2017-05-04
    Flexibound (240 pages)

    Sri Lanka: The Cookbook
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    Feather-light hoppers, fiery sambols, subtly spiced curries and unique ‘vada’ (fried snacks) come together in this definitive collection of Sri Lanka’s most authentic and vibrant recipes. As Sri Lanka is being rediscovered a travel destination, its varied cuisine is also under the spotlight. As well as absorbing influences from India, the Middle East, Far East Asia and myriad European invaders, the small island also has strong Singhalese and Tamil cooking traditions and this cookbook brings these styles together to showcase the best of the country’s culinary heritage. Dig into 100 recipes that celebrate the island’s wonderful ingredients, from okra and jackfruit to coconut and chillies, and explore its culture through original travel photography of the country, its kitchens and its people.

    Sri Lankan Cooking: 64 Recipes from the Chefs and Kitchens of Sri Lanka

    By Douglas Bullis

    imusti
    Released: 2016-08-09
    Paperback (96 pages)

    Sri Lankan Cooking: 64 Recipes from the Chefs and Kitchens of Sri Lanka
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    Learn to cook all your favorite Sri Lankan foods with this beautifully illustrated and easy-to-follow Sri Lankan cookbook.

    Sri Lanka , the fabled island of sapphires and rubies, is home to one of the most intriguing of Asian cuisines. Rarely found in restaurants outside the island itself, Sri Lankan fare is often mistaken for yet another Indian cuisine. To the culinary explorer, however, Sri Lankan food is as intriguing and unique as the many other customs of this island paradise.

    Sri Lankan Cooking introduces 64 sumptuous recipes to the curious cook, originating from the four corners of the island, including many classic dishes. Clear, step-by-step directions make this ostensibly complicated cuisine accessible for the home cook. Stunning location photography, a detailed glossary of ingredients, and a comprehensive introduction to the culinary history of the island, make Sri Lankan Cooking the perfect companion for your adventure into the delicious world of Sri Lankan cooking.

    Authentic Sri Lankan recipes include:
    • Rice Flour Hoppers
    • Aromatic Basmati Rice
    • Coconut Milk Rice
    • Sour Claypot Fish
    • Okra Curry
    • And many morea

    Curry Made Easy: The Practical Guide to Sri Lankan Cooking

    By Peter Rice

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (76 pages)

    Curry Made Easy: The Practical Guide to Sri Lankan Cooking
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    Curry is the holy grail of all food. It tastes great, but it's easy to cook. It's unusual enough to impress fellow potluck goers and romantic interests, while body checking you out of whatever culinary rut you're in. The ingredients aren't hard to find, and there aren't that many of them to begin with. So fear not: There's no reason to travel to the other side of the world for good curry. All you need a basic grocery store, a modest sense of adventure, and this book.

    Best of Sri Lankan Food Recipes: Healthy Cooking With Coconut and Spices

    By Shrinika Perera

    Xlibris
    Paperback (98 pages)

    Best of Sri Lankan Food Recipes: Healthy Cooking With Coconut and Spices
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    S is for Sri Lankan (Alphabet Cooking)

    By Quadrille

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    Released: 2017-04-04
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    S is for Sri Lankan (Alphabet Cooking)
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    This brand-new series focuses on creating a collection of must-have books filled with 50 of the most on-trend dishes from around the world. The series will kick off with S is for Sri Lankan and K is for Korean, which will introduce the ultimate recipes from each cuisine, all in a highly desirable and on-trend gift package. Each book covers the 50 recipes that form the fundamentals of these zeitgeist cooking traditions, merging both ancient dishes and modern interpretations.

    S is for Sri Lankan includes iconic recipes with a modern twist, from egg hoppers, coconut pancakes, and green sambol, to curries, chutneys, and more.

    This trend-led series of cookbooks will be filling the bookshelves of budding new foodies while also making the perfect gift for anyone who hasn't yet experimented with these cuisines in their home cooking.

    The Fine Art of Sri Lankan Cuisine: Clay Pot Style and Other Methods by Disna Weerasinghe, Anula Ranaweera (2007) Paperback

    By Disna Weerasinghe

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    The Fine Art of Sri Lankan Cuisine: Clay Pot Style and Other Methods by Disna Weerasinghe, Anula Ranaweera (2007) Paperback
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    This beautifully photographed, classic cookbook, which offers 85 authentic easy to follow recipes, encompasses many different regional Sri Lankan cooking style that were influenced by significant mixture of cultures such as Arab, Portuguese, Roman Dutch, Indian and British. The book is targeted at both Eastern and Western audiences interested in testing exotic South Asian meals and it introduce regional South Asia Cuisine in a very approachable way to anyone, who has not experienced Sri Lankan Cuisine.

    The New Sugar & Spice: A Recipe for Bolder Baking

    By Samantha Seneviratne

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    The New Sugar & Spice: A Recipe for Bolder Baking
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    Raise your desserts to a whole new level of flavor with The New Sugar & Spice, a collection of more than eighty unique, unexpected, and uniformly delicious recipes for spice-centric sweets. Veteran baker Samantha Seneviratne’s recipes will open your eyes to a world of baking possibilities: Her spicy, pepper-flecked Chile-Chocolate Truffles prove that heat and sweet really do go hand-in-hand, and a fresh batch of aromatic, cinnamon-laced Maple Sticky Buns will have the whole family racing into the kitchen.

    Discover new recipes from around the globe, such as Sri Lankan Love Cake or Swedish-inspired Saffron Currant Braid. Or, give your classic standbys a bold upgrade, such as making Raspberry Shortcakes with zingy Double Ginger Biscuits. Filled with fascinating histories, origin stories, and innovative uses for the world’s most enticing spices—including vanilla, cinnamon, peppercorns, and cardamom—The New Sugar & Spice guarantees that dessert will be the most talked-about part of your meal.

    The Complete Asian Cookbook Series: Sri Lanka & The Philippines

    By Charmaine Solomon

    Hardie Grant Books
    Released: 2014-03-11
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    Asian cuisine has a wonderful range of culinary delights that can be simple, complex, fiery, mild, and tantalizing. With page after page of beautiful, authentic Asian dishes, the recipes in The Complete Asian Cookbook Series have been tested and re-tested to ensure the flavor and character of each dish is preserved. The labor-intensive traditional preparation methods have been cut back, making the recipes easy-to-follow for the home cook.

    In Sri Lanka & The Philippines, the reader will find an invaluable introduction to the food, culture, and cooking methods of the two countries, as well as common ingredients. Learn to cook perfect sweet or savory hoppers, curry parcels and meat buns to snack on, spicy barbecued fish, delicious beef pepper curry, Filipino-style empanadas or the popular love cake.

    Filled with stunning food photography, The Complete Asian Cookbook Series will guide you through the vast scope of Asian cuisine with authentic recipes that work every time. Start cooking tonight and dine abroad in the Asian country of your choice!

    The Complete Asian Cookbook

    By Charmaine Soloman

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