Curries, Clay pots and Flavors of Kandy
If anyone tells you that Kandy is all about temples, be quick to point out to them that they’re wrong! There are lots of alternatives – like visiting the home of Krishanthi, a local lady who lives not to too far from the city, where you can enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal seasoned with local spices. Krishanthi is an amazing host and is more than happy to welcome you and share her age-old recipes, as she takes you on an amazing culinary journey.
You will be welcomed to her home with warm smiles and a glass of fresh tropical fruit juice, before beginning a quick visit to the local vegetable market where you can choose whatever vegetables you like. You then return with Krishanthi to her home to prepare your meal.
Krishanthi’s kitchen is equipped with an impressive traditional firewood stove and a miris gala, a flat granite slab used for grinding chillies and other spices, with a smaller cylindrical stone used somewhat like a rolling pin. Such implements are hard to come by these days in an ordinary Sri Lankan home, so it’s a rare treat to see them in use.
You will also be cooking in traditional clay pots as there is no better way to capture the rich flavors of the spices, coconut milk and other ingredients. After an eventful couple of hours in the kitchen, sit down for a well-deserved, mouth-watering lunch.
This tour is not just about discovering the local cuisine, but about providing you with a glimpse into the lives of a quintessential local family.
Tip: Make sure you try out the jackfruit sambol, made with many different spices, which will be an absolute treat for your taste buds!
For more information on this tour and other local experiences in Kandy, get in touch with us at [email protected].