Asian Food Primer: Sri Lanka Food
by David Johnson
Asian Foods Guide
Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures.
Since it is an island, fish is common in Sri Lanka. Although the majority of people are Buddhist, there are Hindu, Muslim, and Christian minorities, creating diversity in food habits. Ghee, Indian clarified butter, is used and rice is served at nearly every meal.
seafood, poultry, rice, coconuts, plums, oranges, bananas, mangos, kiwi, melon, beans, lentils, vegetables, curries, hot peppers
molee (coconut milk curry with vegetables, fish or poultry); dal (lentils or beans boiled with onions and spices); white curries made with coconut