Category: Seafood

spicy dry fish sri lankan style

Karola Thel Dala (Spicy Fried Dry Fish)

A Spicy Sri Lankan Dry Fish Recipe Fish and other seafood plays a major part in Sri Lankan cuisine. Catching, selling, cooking and eating fish is a part of our culture. Like many other Sri Lankan foods, dry fish recies were originally conceived as a necessity. Before we had fridges, the...

Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets

How to Make Fish Cutlets

What’s Round, Coated in Breadcrumbs and Tastes Amazing? Fish cutlets are one of Sri Lanka’s most popular snacks, on par only with fish patties. Cutlets might not be a Sri Lankan invention – but just like other imported recipes, cutlets have been given their own character by generations of Sri...

Easy Prawn Salad

Easy Prawn Salad

Easy and Delicious Prawn Salad Beware of the Fake Fishermen   Many people are familiar with the photos of traditional Sri Lankan fishermen sitting on stilts. What many don’t know is that not all of the guys sitting on these stilts traditional fishermen. Due to the dwindling stocks, local fishermen...

Lunu Miris (Sri Lankan Chilli Paste)

Lunu Miris (Katta Sambol) – Sri Lankan Style Chilli Paste

An Extremely Spicy Sri Lankan Classic Are You Ready for the Challenge? Lunu Miris Might be One of the World’s Spiciest Foods! You know a food is fiery when even Sri Lankans consider it spicy. Lunu miris (sometimes called katta sambol) is easily one of Sri Lanka’s spiciest and most popular...

Sri Lankan Prawn Curry

Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk (Isso Kirata)

An Amazing Sri Lankan Seafood Recipe I’ve been getting many requests for a Sri Lankan prawn curry recipe ever since I posted my isso thel dala (spicy stir-fried shrimps) recipe a while back. And really, what is a Sri Lankan food blog without a recipe for prawn curry? It’s one...

Sri Lankan Fish Curry

Fish Curry with Coconut Milk

One of Sri Lanka’s Most Famous Dishes Made Simple Malu Kariya (මාළු කරිය) – Authentic Sri Lankan Fish Curry Sri Lanka is famous for its curry dishes and it’s many kinds of fishes. It’s no surprise that one of the most popular foods out of Sri Lanka combines these two...

Spicy Shrimps (Isso Thel Dala)

Spicy Shrimps – Isso Thel Dala

A Super Spicy Sri Lankan Seafood Recipe Isso Thel Dala – “Devilled” in Every Sense of the Word Seafood is plentyful in Sri Lanka, which shouldn’t surprise you, as Sri Lanka is surrounded by water. Shrimps, crab and various fishes are very popular on the island and are cooked in...

sri lankan fish patties

Sri Lankan Fish Patties

Sri Lanka’s Favorite Snack Sri Lankans Love Fish Patties Seriously, Sri Lankans love their fish patties (මාළු පැටිස් in Sinhala), they are without a doubt one of the favourite foods on the island. And who could blame them for enjoying this delicious snack. Despite their popularity, Unlike many other Sri...

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