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Learning the Secrets of Ceylon’s Spice Trade

February 16, 2018 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , ,

The history of the spice trade is integral to the culture and cuisine of modern day Sri Lanka. Here is a tour to see and taste the secrets of Sri Lanka’s savory curry mixes.

Sri Lanka was formerly one of the original Spice Islands. The history of the spice trade was part of the fabric of the Galle area. Before the Portuguese sea traders arrived in ancient Ceylon, the great Arabian sailor Ibn-Batuta traded in aromatic cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Behind every dish of tasty curry stew is the story of the people who created the wonderful spice mixes that give Sri Lankan food it aromatic and zesty flavors.

Khiri Travel Sri Lanka will take your clients to meet our friend and insider, a resident of the Galle Fort who specializes in the ancient spice trade. His curry mix is legendary. He will share his secrets on how to pound and mix the correct elements to make the perfect blend of savory spice. The best part—your clients can take a sample home with them to re-create the pungent flavors of Ceylon in their own kitchens.

Sharing a cup of tea in his tiny shop, with the scent of cinnamon and cloves permeating the air, is like taking a step back in time to the gentler era of Ceylon. Perhaps our expert spice guide will unveil a secret or two in an environment that is normally off-limit to visitors.

For more information about making this idea part of a tour of Sri Lanka, please contact [email protected]

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