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Srilankan Food A culinary holiday

Why srilankan food is so unique?

Born and bought up in srilankan has helped me taste the wide range of srilankan food. The variety of flavors and a variety of spices has mixed and created uniqueness in srilankan food. The traditional utensil used to cook is one other fact why srilankan food is even more delicious.
Cooking in clay pots and mixing with coconut shell spoons make a difference? Really they do.
These clay pots are heated over slight flame before the initial use.
And the food smells good when cooked in clay pots.

I have seen my grandma cook all the meals in clay pots. I admired her method of cooking. The food tasted special when she cooked. I have to agree my mum can’t cook as good as my grandma.
Can it be because of the utensils my grandma used?
Of course it can be.

Those days my granny cooked over a small pit made of clay with some wood burnt inside with kerosene.
Sometimes she used those dry coconut tree leaves and the outer shell of coconuts.
The entire kitchen smelled of good.

The smoke would pass out through the chimney and sometimes very small kids get teary eyes and they are chased out of the kitchen.

The technology has developed immensely and people have forgotten all traditional methods of cooking. The use of traditional equipments has become simply for the sake looks.
A few srilankan food stores serve the food in those clay pots.

Recently I went for a buffet which had a lineup of clay pots filled with srilankan food. They tasted really delicious.

Of course srilankan food need not be cooked in clay pots to get their unique flavors the ingredients will do the job.

Another stall at diyatha uyana had Sri Lankan food displayed in clay pots. I got the sweet potato and kurakkan rotti with katta sambol and pol mallum.

The kurakkan rotti was delicious. They had a variety of Sri Lankan food. I am gona try some very soon in a couple of rounds as I can’t eat all in one day.

We eat from our eyes first so presentation is important.
We eat from our nose second so the flavor and smell is more important which can tempt a person who is not feeling hungry due to love we need food to live don’t we?
The combination of clay pots and srilankan food is calling me. The diyatha uyana food courts all food stalls are in class A-B with the ministry’s health and regulations. Get ready and pack your bags to sri lanka for unique experience of food, love and tradition.