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    Posted February 18, 2014 by
    sunethra
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    Kandy, Sri Lanka
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    Do you eat ethically?

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    Sri Lankan Meals

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     sunethra said that people in Sri Lanka are very conscious of their eating habits and maintaining a healthy diet. "Most of the stuff we eat is home-grown vegetables, our staple diet is red rice or samba," she adds. In the local market, most people try to avoid meat and fatty foods by purchasing fish and vegetables. Eating what is produced locally is part of Sri Lankan culture, which makes it easy to do. "That is what is mostly available here and what people eat."
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    Sri Lankans are generally healthy and ' think' eating healthy foods, most people buy their foods from places where vegetables are produced within the garden, called garden produce, vegetables that come from Nuwara Eliya where everything is fresh and green., also produce grown by our own Military and which is sold in many places in Kandy and Colombo.

     

    Our morning meals consist of Gram boiled in salt water and tempered with raw red chillies mustard and curry leaves, this goes well with scrapped coconut.  This should be picture #2.

     

    There is also a green gram which actually called 'Mungata' which is supposed to be very healthy also boiled and eaten with a chillie sambol and scrapped coconut.  We also have something called 'Rottie' which dough made with wheat flour flattened and roasted on both sides on a flat skillet, this also eaten with a red chillie sambol or curry.

     

    There is what we call string hoppers made out of white wheat flour or pounded red rice, which is very healthy eating in the morning or at night, also eaten with any curry, like chicken or egg curry, or even eaten with scrapped coconut mixed with chilies, dried Maldive fish onions salt etc.

     

    Rice is also our staple diet which we have for lunch along with vegetables, curried, dhal curry, fish or chicken, egg curry, brinjal curry etc.. all these are very healthy foods and come mostly from home grown produce.

     

    I m sorry the pictures have not come in the correct order of my description.

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