A Taste of India In Nuwara Eliya City

City view of Nuwara Eliya
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Each region of India has its own style of cooking and distinct flavours. The North is known for its Tandoori and Korma dishes. The South is famous for hot and spicy food. The East specializes in chili curries. The West uses coconut and seafood, whereas the Central part of India is a blend of all. And all of these are adored by Sri Lankans…

Staple foods of Indian cuisine include rice, whole-wheat flour (aṭṭa), and a variety of lentils, such as masoor (red lentils), toor (pigeon peas), urad (black gram), and moong (mung beans).

Many Indian dishes are cooked in vegetable oil, but peanut oil is popular in northern and western India, mustard oil in eastern India, and coconut oil along the western coast, especially in Kerala. Gingelly (sesame) oil is common in the south since it has a differently fragrant aroma. Butter-based ghee is used frequently, though less than in the past. Many types of meat are used for Indian cooking, but chicken and mutton tend to be the most commonly consumed meats.

Listed below are three places, popular among Indian food lovers in Nuwara Eliya

Indian Summer Restaurant

Located in Mahagastota, Badulal road, Indian Summer is an ideal place which offers fusion cushion. Indian Summer brings you the finest North Indian Cuisine in Sri Lanka, in operation since 2014. The hotel is near Gregory Lake, and is a twenty minute trip away from our Bungalows in Nuwara Eliya. After boating in the lake, you can came to this hotel for lunch. Visitors love the lobster masala and the butter chicken served by Indian Summer.

Milano Restaurant

Even late at night this restaurant seem to be a very busy place. Their Chicken and Egg rice accompanied by Mushroom Masala and the prawns in hot garlic sauce, has become a hit with Indian food fans. They make the garlic prawns up in a sizzling pot which tastes great. You have to wait a while for your food due to the fact that, located in the middle of the town, the place is always crowded. The Milano Restaurant is just fifteen minutes away from The Oliphant Bungalows in Nuwara Eliya.

Sri Ambal Restaurant

Located in New Bazar street , this is a vegetarian fast food restaurant mostly visited by locals. Their ghee masala dosa and cheese masala dosa are in high demand. Food is served on tin plates and no cutlery is provided but you will get used to it. There is a sink and soap to wash your hands. There are two Sri Ambaal restaurants on New Bazaar street.

Stay at our Nuwara Eliya Holiday Bungalows and get a chance to try out international cuisine on your trip.