Since opening just a few months ago, Galle Things Roti in Galle Fort has already become one of my #1 Sri Lankan foodie spots in the whole of Galle Fort. Despite most places reducing the spice levels of local cuisine to become ‘tourist friendly’, this charming little restaurant which is managed by Galle Fort Hotel…
by Alice Luker As my eyes widened at the prospect of a signature ‘Kalkudah style crab curry’ at Sun Aqua in a province abundent with some the freshest, tastiest seafood on the island, I was once again craving the Northern spin of local cuisine. An assuring shade of golden bronze, the succulent crab in a creamy, spicy coconut sauce tasted as good as…
I’ve always loved a delicious beetroot curry; a vegetable less commonly known to be a local Sri Lankan favourite. With an irresistable balance of spicy and sweet, beetroot compliments almost any combination of dishes; from chicken, fish to a selection of other vegetables.
I was introduced to this irresistibly fruity cheesecake at the Old Palm House in Galle; a charming refurbished colonial house in perfect harmony of contemporary, stylish design and original character.
Next up on my top Sri Lankan recipes is an absolute favourite of mine; Jetwing’s mouth-watering chicken curry. It’s surprisingly straightforward and works alongside any vegetable dishes in addition to a side of Pol Rotti bread- us Brits like something to dip!
Fancy a tasty reinvention of the classic omelette? With just a few extra ingredients you can make a delicious Sri Lankan alternative, perfect for breakfast or even (as us Brits tend to favour whenever possible!) a lazy dinner.
Pol rotti is a round, flat coconut bread (enjoyed similarly to naan in India) and is quick and easy to make- popular as both a ‘small eat’ or accompaniment to a flavoursome curry.