Sri Lanka's Enchanting Breakfast Delights!

Sri Lanka's Enchanting Breakfast Delights!

Hasara Hotels 0 Comments Wednesday, August 16, 2023


Dive into the Flavors and Awaken Your Senses!

Sri Lankan breakfasts are a true celebration of flavors, textures, and traditions. Trying these rich and diverse dishes will not only satisfy your taste buds but also offer a glimpse into the country's rich culinary heritage and warm hospitality. Sri Lankan breakfasts are a flavorful blend of aromatic spices, tropical fruits, and a variety of savory and sweet dishes.

Here are some typical Sri Lankan breakfast meals that visitors to Sri Lanka should definitely try.

Kiribath (Milk Rice):

Kiribath is a ceremonial dish often enjoyed on special occasions. It's made by cooking rice with coconut milk until it becomes creamy and then cutting it into diamond-shaped pieces. Kiribath is commonly served with a side of lunu miris, seeni sambol and a meat or fish curry. Kiribath can also be eaten with sweet accompaniments like jaggery or bananas.

String hoppers or "Idiyappam"

String Hoppers are delicate rice noodles steamed to perfection and often served with a mixure of side dishes. Usual combination is to eat idiyappam is with kirihodi, Pol Sambol (or coconut yellow sambol), Seeni sambol and a meat or fish curry.

Hoppers (Appa) with and without Egg

Hoppers, known as "Appa," are bowl-shaped, crispy-edged pancakes made from fermented rice flour and coconut milk. They come in two main varieties: plain and egg hoppers. Egg hoppers are cooked with an egg cracked into the center. Hoppers can be paired with "lunu miris, seeni sambol and a meat or fish curry.

Coconut (Pol) Roti:

A hearty and rustic option, coconut roti is a flatbread made from grated coconut, wheat or rice flour, and a touch of water. It's typically cooked on a hot griddle until crispy and served with a variety of curries or sambals. Roti is eaten with luni miris, seeni sambol and a meat or fish curry.


Pittu is a steamed cylindrical cake made from a mixture of rice flour and grated coconut. It's often paired with a coconut and onion-based curry, such as "kiri hodi" (coconut milk gravy), lunu miris, seeni sambol and meat, fish or vegetable curry.

Sri Lankan Roast Paan: (Traditional Srilankan bread):

Every bite is a celebration with these individually roasted bread slices. Imagine sinking your teeth into a slice of Roast Paan – the first sensation is a delightful crunch as your teeth meet the toasted, golden-brown crust. But beyond this, you'll discover a soft, pillowy interior that contrasts beautifully with the crisp exterior. While Roast Paan is a delight on its own, it also serves as the perfect accompaniment to a wide array of Sri Lankan dishes. Usually eaten with pol sambol, seeni sambol, dhal curry and a meat or fish curry. 

Dosa with Coconut Chutney:

While dosa is not originally Sri Lankan, it has become a popular breakfast option in the country. These thin, crispy rice crepes are typically served with coconut chutney and sambar, a flavorful lentil-based vegetable stew. 



Breakfast Accompaniments

Pol Sambol: Pol sambol is a delightful and spicy coconut relish made from freshly grated coconut, red onions, chili powder, lime juice, and Maldive fish. It's a popular accompaniment to many Sri Lankan breakfast dishes, adding a burst of flavor and heat.

Coconut yellow sambol: Coconut yellow sambol is a mixture of freshly grated coconut, red onions, green chilies, lime juice, and dried sprats. It adds a burst of tangy and spicy flavors to the meal. Luni miris is a spicy mixture of red onions, chili, and lime juice.

Seeni sambol: Seeni Sambol is a sweet and Spicy Sri Lankan delight. At its core, Seeni Sambol is a medley of finely chopped onions that have been slowly and lovingly caramelized to perfection with a mixture of spices. The result is a deep, brown-hued mixture that's not just sweet, but also rich and aromatic due the spices including fiery red chilli flakes that packs a punch.

Luni miris: Lunu Miris is a spicy mixture of red onions, chili, and lime juice



Sri Lankan Meat, Fish and Vegetable curries

Add spice to your breakfast!

Experience the rich and flavorful of Sri Lankan meals with our exquisite selection of traditional meat, fish or vegetable curries. Prepared with a perfect blend of aromatic spices and freshest ingredients, each dish is a true embodiment of Sri Lankan gastronomic delight.

Spicy Chicken Curry

Tender chicken pieces simmered in a tantalizing blend of fiery red chili, fragrant curry leaves, and a medley of spices. This bold and aromatic curry is a must-try for those seeking a true taste of Sri Lankan cuisine.

Coconut Beef Curry:

Succulent chunks of beef slow-cooked in a luscious coconut milk base, infused with cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon. The result is a velvety curry with a perfect balance of creaminess and depth of flavor.

Black Pork Curry:

Indulge in the bold flavors of black pork curry, a dish renowned for its distinctive use of roasted spices and thick, dark sauce. The succulent pork is marinated with a signature spice blend, resulting in a dish that embodies the heartiness of Sri Lankan cuisine.

Ambul Thiyal (Sour Fish Curry):

<p>Experience the authentic flavors of Sri Lankan village cuisine with ambul thiyal. Tuna or other firm fish is marinated in a unique blend of spices and dried before being slow-cooked to perfection, resulting in a delightful balance of sourness and spice.

Jaffna Prawn Curry

Jaffna Prawn Curry captures the bold and distinctive flavors of northern Sri Lankan cuisine. With its intricate blend of spices and ingredients, this dish pays homage to the culinary legacy of the Jaffna region, offering a delightful and unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Cashew and Potato Curry: (Vegetarian) 

Indulge in a delightful vegetarian option with our cashew and potato curry. Creamy cashews and tender potatoes are bathed in a fragrant coconut milk gravy, offering a rich and satisfying experience for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike

Tomato curry: (Vegetarian)

Savor the delightful contrast of tangy tomatoes and aromatic spices in this comforting Sri Lankan Tomato Curry. With its wholesome and inviting flavors, it's a testament to the art of using simple ingredients to create a culinary masterpiece that's bound to delight your senses.



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