Beneath the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent, lies the island country of Sri Lanka. Geographically, the country is separated from India by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Sri Lanka has a rich cultural heritage and its trade in luxury goods and spices has attracted traders of many nations since centuries. Moreover, it is home to many languages, ethnicities, and cultures.
Sri Lanka has a very rich and historical food tradition which has been shaped by many historical and cultural factors. As it is a tropical island with an abundance of vegetation, Sri Lankan cuisine is known for its use of a vast array of herbs, spices, fish, vegetables, rice, and fruits. The cuisine is highly centred on many varieties of rice, as well as coconut. Seafood also plays a significant role in cuisine.
If you are ever in Sri Lanka enjoying the tropical climate and beaches, don’t forget to try the following mouthwatering dishes. They are available in India too in several restaurants.