Sambals (Sambol in Sinhala) are enjoyed with many dishes including curry dishes and string hoppers. These are eaten on the go, mainly for breakfast or during the evening. Buddhism had a significant influence on Sri Lankan architecture, since it was introduced to the island in 3rd Century BCE. Pittu are cylinders of steamed or roasted rice flour mixed with grated coconut.. Datei:Spice & Herbal Garden - Palapathwela, Sri Lanka 01.JPG. The Buddhist community of Sri Lanka observes Poya Days, once per month according to the Lunar calendar. Sri Lanka Matha Miestny názov • dlhý : ශ්රී ලංකා ප්රජාතාන්ත්රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය • krátky: ශ්රී ලංකා Hlavné mesto: Šrí Džajavardanapura Kotte (administratívne) Kolombo (komerčné) 6°56′ s.š. , Nasi goreng (Sinhala: නාසි ගොරේන්) and Mee goreng are popular street food dishes in the country, a result of cultural influences from Indonesia and the country's local Malay community.. One of the most notable aspects of Sri Lankan art are caves and temple paintings, such as the frescoes found at Sigiriya, and religious paintings found in temples in Dambulla and Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. , Spices: True cinnamon, black pepper, fennel, cardamom, cloves, fenugreek, nutmeg, mace, cumin, coriander, turmeric, Herbs: pandan leaf, shallot, goraka, lemongrass, tamarind, garlic, ginger, curry leaf, lime, cayenne pepper tabasco pepper, Fish: maldive fish, dried fish, mackerel, tuna, shark, sprats, fermented preserved fish, Grains: white rice (some common varieties are: Samba, Kekulu, Suwandel), red rice (some common varieties are: Kekulu, Pachchaperumal, Kaluheenati, Madathawalu), finger millet, hog millet, olu haal (water lily seed), Oils: coconut oil, sesame oil, cow ghee, buffalo ghee, mustard oil, Sweetners: kithul jaggery, coconut jaggery, palmyrah jaggery, Vegetables and greens: gotukola, green papaya, snake beans, bitter melon, snake gourd, luffa, pumpkin, winged bean, Yams, roots and tubers: lotus root, purple yam, tapioca, kohila (Lasia spinosa), Arrowleaf elephant's ear. Curries in Sri Lanka are not just limited to meat or fish-based dishes, there are also vegetable and even fruit curries. You’ll also find spices in Pepper. The dough is pressed out in circlets from a string mold onto small wicker mats, and then steamed. Sri Lanka has always been known for the fabulous number of spices that are grown there and it is one of the reasons that the Portuguese, Dutch and British tried to gain control of it, as spices were worth a king’s ransom. Seafood also plays a significant role in the cuisine, be it fresh fish or preserved fish. There are also several other symbols that do not have official acknowledgment or announced as national symbols, but are considered as national symbols at the local level.  The history of the island has been involved with religion numerous times. Most popular roti is Pol roti, in which shredded coconut is mixed into the dough. English is also widely spoken. After the Portuguese, Dutch sailors came to Sri Lanka for spices. Its origins are associated with the Sri Lankan Malay community but it is very common among the Moor community as well. A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, or other plant substance primarily used for flavoring or coloring food. These grow in abundance all over the island in fertile and diverse soil types and varying temperature conditions. * Public holiday, † Bank holiday, # Mercantile holiday Western food such as hot dogs and hamburgers have arrived in Sri Lanka, with the globalization of fast-food chains such as McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Influences from Indian (particularly South Indian), Indonesian and Dutch cuisines are most evident with Sri Lankan cuisine sharing close ties to other neighbouring South and Southeast Asian cuisines..