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Wednesday, June 27 , 2012 - 6.15 GMT
Sri Lankan cuisine: Exotic, delicious and spicy


“When foodie friends come to visit me in New York City and they want to try "something new,” I suggest Sri Lankan food”, says the writer Katie Quinn.

The writer advises readers if you haven' tried Sri Lankan cuisine, I'd definitely recommend it. It's delicious, complex, and showcases unique, lip-smacking spices.

Sri Lankan condiments are particularly tasty, she further said.

Lamprais, influenced by Dutch culinary tradition, is a shining example of how Sri Lankan food combines various influences from around the world, she explains. Sri Lanka was a major trading hub due to the colonial presence there in the 15th and 16th centuries. Traders melded native spices and cooking techniques, resulting in modern-day Sri Lankan cuisine.

For newbies, a native Sri Lankan in the US suggests ordering the kotthu roti. “This is a signature dish, and everybody likes it,” he said. It's billed as a “road-side specialty” prepared from doughy pancakes shredded and stir-fried with vegetables, onions, eggs and a choice of chicken or beef. If you are a fan of fried-rice, this will be your new obsession, he adds.

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