Ingredients

Ever wondered how to say fenugreek in Sinhala or what the English word for kankun is?

Below you will find a list of some of the most common ingredients in Sri Lankan cuisine with their English and Sinhala names, spelled both in English and Sinhalese letters. Click on the link in the last column to see all recipes on this site that include the ingredient.

English NameSinhala Name (English Letters)Sinhala Name (Sinhalese Letters)  
BeansBonchiබෝංචිBean Recipes
BeefHarak Masහරක් මස්Beef Recipes
Black Curry PowderKalu Kudu කළු කුඩු,Black Curry Powder Recipes
Black PepperKalu Gammirisකළු ගම්මිරිස්Black Pepper Recipes
CabbageGowaගෝවාCabbageRecipes
CardamomEnsalඑනසාල්Cardamom Recipes
CarrotKarotකැරට්Carrot Recipes
Cashew NutsKajuකජුCashew Recipes
ChickenKukul Masකුකුල් මස්ChickenRecipes
Chili PowderMiris Kuduමිරිස් කුඩුChili Powder Recipes
ClovesKarabu Netiකරාබු නැටිClove Recipes
CoconutPolපොල්Coconut Recipes
Coconut MilkPol Kiriපොල් කිරිCoconut Milk Recipes
CorianderKottamalliකොත්තමල්ලිCoriander Recipes
Cumin SeedsSuduruසූදුරුCumin Seed Recipes
Curry LeavesKarapinchaකරපිංචාCurry Leaf Recipes
Dry Fish (not Maldive Fish)Karolaකරවල
Dry Maldive FishUmbalakadaඋම්බලකඩMaldive Fish Recipes
EggplantWambatuවම්බටුEggplant Recipes
Fenugreek SeedsUluhalඋළුහාල්Fenugreek Seeds Recipes
FlourPitiපිටිFlour Recipes
GarlicSudulunuසුදුළුනුGarlic Recipes
GingerInguruඉඟුරුGinger Recipes
Green GramMung Ataමුං ඇට
Ground Chili PiecesMiris Kuduමිරිස් කුඩුGround Chili Pieces Recipes
Hot Green Chili PepperAmu Mirisඅමු මිරිස්Green Chili Recipes
Hot Red Chili PepperViyali Mirisවියලි මිරිස්Red Chili Recipes
JackfruitKosකොස්
JaggeryHakuruහකුරුJaggery Recipes
LeeksLeeksලීක්ස්Leek Recipes
LemonDehiදෙහිLemon Recipes
Lentils (Dhal)Parippuපරිප්පුDhal Recipes
LettuceSaladaසලාදLettuce Recipes
MangoAmbaඅඹMango Recipes
MilkKiriකිරිMilk Recipes
Mustard SeedsAba Ataඅබ ඇටMustard Seed Recipes
OnionLunuලූනුOnion Recipes
Onion LeavesLunu Kolaලූනු කොළOnion Leaf Recipes
Pandan LeavesRampeරම්පෙPandan Leaf Recipes
PineappleAnnasiඅන්නාසිPineapple Recipes
PorkUru Masඌරුමස්Pork Recipes
PrawnIssoඉස්සන්Prawn Recipes
RadishRabuරාබුRadish Recipes
Raw Curry PowderAmu Tunapaha Kuduඅමු තුනපහ කුඩු,Raw Curry Powder Recipes
Rice FlourHal Pittiහාල් පිටිRice Flour Recipes
ShallotRathu Lunuරතු ලූනුShallot Recipes
TomatoTakkaliතක්කාලිTomato Recipes
TurmericKahaකහTurmeric Recipes
Water SpinachKankunකන්කුන්Kankun Recipes
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