A Taste of the East

Learn to prepare a delicious and traditional meal with a Galle based host. Whether it’s a Biryani, a Seafood feast or hot hoppers with accompaniments, your host will take you through an unforgettable culinary journey.

  • Learn to cook Biryani with a 4th generation resident in Galle.
  • Adopt a hands-on role in the creation of your lunch with your host and her daughters.
  • The class takes place in your host's home, pick some ingredients from her garden.

Learn how to cook Biriyani from the descendants of Muslim settlers. Biryani is a dish that was brought to Sri Lanka many centuries ago by Arab merchants and is often served at Muslim family celebrations and festivities. Usually, the Biryani is accompanied by side dishes such as raita, cashew curry, Malay pickle, curried peas and meats and other spiced vegetables that accompany flavoured rice. The host help you pick, marinade and season ingredients from her garden for your delicious dishes. This lesson in your host’s own kitchen is authentic and fun as you join her daughters to craft a meal which you will all sit down and eat together as a family.

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