WHAT’S WHAT

 
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POL ROTI

coconut flatbread cooked on the tawa.

IDLI

steamed rice cakes that add a satisfying light and fluffy texture to any meal.

DRUMSTICK SAMBHAR

lentils are simmered until tender in a spiced sauce with drumsticks, a long fibrous green vegetable from the bean family.

PODI

a powdered seasoning from lentils, chickpeas and spices.

KARI

the tamil word for curry.

KOTHU

lamb or chicken kari, tossed with shredded roti, vegetables, green chilli and eggs. kothu is a typical sri lankan hangover dish.

HOPPERS

bowl-shaped pancakes made from a batter of fermented rice and coconut milk.

COCONUT CHUTNEY

a thick chutney made with fresh coconut, curry leaves, mustard seeds and green chilli.

STRING HOPPERS

steamed rice flour and coconut pressed into vermicelli-like noodles which are steamed to form nest-like cakes.

KIRI HODI

shallots, fish flakes and coconut milk are slow-cooked with spices into a thin stew.

MASALA DOSA

a crispy crepe-like pancake made from a batter of lentils and rice, stuffed with spiced potatoes and cooked on the tawa.

SAMBOLS

aromatic raw ingredients pounded together into a condiment.

POL SAMBOL

made from fresh-grated coconut, chilli, lime juice, curry leaves, onions and tomato.

SEENI SAMBOL

caramelised onions with spices, tamarind and cane sugar.

LUNU MIRIS

spicy chilli and onion chutney.

PARATHA

a flakey flatbread cooked on the tawa.

BRINJAL MOJU

crispy eggplant, okra, carrot salad tossed in a mustard dressing with pickled onions, chilli, dates and lemon juice.