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    How to Cook dishes from Sri Lanka


    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

    Brand: Hippocrene Books
    Paperback (209 pages)

    Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking (The Hippocrene International Cookbook Library)
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    “A terrific introduction to a great culinary tradition about which egregiously little is known. Well researched, authentic, and easy-to-follow recipes.”
    ―Anthony Bourdain
    Author of Kitchen Confidential and TV host of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain More than 100 easy-to-follow Sri Lankan recipes with stunning color photos throughout.

    Sri Lanka: The Cookbook

    By Prakash K Sivanathan

    Frances Lincoln
    Released: 2017-05-04
    Flexibound (256 pages)

    Sri Lanka: The Cookbook
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    Product Description:
    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.

    S is for Sri Lankan (Alphabet Cooking)

    By Quadrille

    QUADRILLE
    Released: 2017-04-04
    Hardcover (144 pages)

    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.

    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.

    Sri Lankan Inspired Recipes: A Complete Cookbook of Asian Dish Ideas!

    By Anthony Boundy

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (84 pages)

    Sri Lankan Inspired Recipes: A Complete Cookbook of Asian Dish Ideas!
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    Product Description:
    Do you love the spice and tanginess of Sri Lankan dishes? There is a wide array of flavors used in this cookbook, including scraped coconut, onion relishes, and plenty of curries that will tempt your taste buds. The curries especially may seem familiar, if you’ve cooked Asian foods before, but they have their own Sri Lankan flavor. Timid eaters will not find a lot in Sri Lankan dishes to attract them, except for some of the breakfast and dessert recipes, which we have included here. Otherwise, the curries are spicy and the taste palette is filled with powerful, dominant flavors. Can you create Sri Lankan dishes at home? You sure can! We’ll show you how in this cookbook. You can cook and enjoy your own Sri Lankan dishes, from breakfasts to lunches, dinners and sweet desserts. We share 30 authentic recipes in this eBook, and you will gain much enjoyment in preparing and eating them. The dishes can be tweaked if you don’t prefer extra-spicy foods, so that they will be more suitable for your whole family to enjoy. Enjoy your foray into Sri Lankan cooking!

    The Potato Eaters: A glimpse of Sri Lankan vegetarian cooking

    By Udenie Madanayake

    Released: 2017-12-02
    Kindle Edition (81 pages)

    The Potato Eaters: A glimpse of Sri Lankan vegetarian cooking
     
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    Cook beloved Sri Lankan vegetarian dishes with a simple curry powder recipe. No need to over think spices or cooking methods. The book reveals exciting vegetable dishes like pol sambol, beetroot curry, sautéed cabbage, or dhal curry mixed with fried curry leaves and dry chilies. While pretty simple to cook, they will surely fit any occasion worth celebrating. These curry recipes are as old as time, and have been passed down by generations of Sri Lankan foodies. They bring a refreshing new genre for Asian-fusion cooking full of aroma and flavor to the modern kitchen. Discover tastes and techniques unknown to most western cooks. Filled with photos of gorgeous food and idyllic images of Sri Lankan life, this book will take you to a far-away land with an amazing food culture just getting discovered. Cook. Share. Eat!



    Sri Lankan Cookbook to Enjoy the Taste of Sri Lanka: 25 Sri Lankan Recipes to Delight Your Taste Buds - Enjoy Authentic Sri Lankan Food

    By Gordon Rock

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    Sri Lankan Cookbook to Enjoy the Taste of Sri Lanka: 25 Sri Lankan Recipes to Delight Your Taste Buds - Enjoy Authentic Sri Lankan Food
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    In Sri Lankan meals, rice and curries have a special plate because curries are made of fish, chicken, meat, and mutton. Along with rice and curries, you can’t ignore tropical fruits and desserts of Sri Lanka.

    Meals of Sri Lanka are fairly different from Goan vindaloo or saag paneer. Sri Lankan food offers lots of flavors, such as sweet onion relishes, scraped coconut, bitter melon and curry tamed by mild rice. You can get the advantage of salads and meat recipes.

    This Sri Lankan Cookbook is designed for your assistance because there are 25 delicious recipes for everyone. It is good for you to enjoy the taste of Sri Lankan Food and throw a Sri Lankan themed party.

    This book will be quite beneficial for you. This book offers:

    - Sri Lankan Beverages
    - Sri Lankan Salad Recipes
    - Sri Lankan Appetizer Recipes
    - Special Meat Recipes
    - Sri Lankan Dessert Recipes

    Download this book and get the advantage of 25 Sri Lankan Recipes given with complete instructions and images.

    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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    Fire and Spice: The Cuisine of Sri Lanka

    By Heather Jansz Balasuriya

    McGraw Hill
    Hardcover (227 pages)

    Fire and Spice: The Cuisine of Sri Lanka
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    Briefly discusses Sri Lankan culture and cuisine, and shares recipes for appetizers, snacks, breads, main dishes, side dishes, condiments, desserts, and beverages


     
     


     
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