Sri Lankan Tuna Pan Rolls
These Sri Lankan tuna pan rolls showcase the flavours of Sri Lanka. Traditionally, they’re a snack made with a spicy vegetable and tuna filling covered with a thin pancake, breaded and deep-fried until crispy and golden and are very popular with the locals. Sri Lankan cuisine is known for its particular combinations of herbs, spices, fish, vegetables, rice, and fruits.
Did you know: Sri Lanka was historically famous for its cinnamon. The true cinnamon tree used to be botanically named Cinnamomum zeylanicum to reflect its Sri Lankan origins. This is a widely utilized spice in Sri Lanka and has a more delicate, sweet taste in comparison to Cinnamomum cassia which is more common in some other South Asian cuisines.
Contrasting the local cuisine with those of neighbouring regions, Sri Lankan cuisine is characterized by unique spice blends with heavy use of Sri Lankan cinnamon and black pepper, as well as by the use of ingredients such as Maldive fish, goraka (garcinia Cambogia), pandan leaf, lemongrass, and jaggery made from the kithul palm syrup. Sri Lanka is also a consumer of many varieties of red rice, some of which are considered heirloom rice in the country.
Tea is also an important beverage throughout the country, and Sri Lanka is known for producing some of the world’s finest tea.
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