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These are some regular items one might find in a Sri Lankan kitchen.
The idea of setting up this page is to emphasize Sri Lankan cooking and kitchens
some tips, tricks, tools and usual utensils used in a Sri Lankan kitchen.
If you know of any other `Items of interest' please don't hesitate
to send them along with pictures (in `jpeg/jpg' format) for inclusion
on this page. optionally you could include your first name as well.
Below is a table of some items with available information.

A `Winnow' is used for various purposes and is called a `Kulla' in Sinhalese.
`Winnowing is an agricultural method developed by ancient cultures for separating grain from chaff. It can also be used to remove pests from stored grain. Winnowing usually follows threshing in grain preparation.' Wikipedia
A Coconut is used in Sri Lankan food for various preparations.
It is not strictly speaking an `utensil' but is part of the kitchen `furniture'.
A `Chatty' is a clay pot used for cooking.
This utensil is a main cooking item for all types of food over flames.
A selection of Sri Lankan items found in a Sri Lankan shop, courtesy of KML Enterprises, Craigieburn.

These pots are main cooking items for all types of food over flames.
A selection of 3 coconut shell wooden spoons.
These are used in Sri Lankan kitchens.

Some Coconut Scrapers used in Sri Lankan kitchens.
A Grinding Stone is used to crush chillies and various other items.
These are used to make the famous `Coconut Sambol' in a Sri Lankan kitchen.
A `mini pounder' used extensively in Sri Lankan kitchens.

These used to pound dry chillies, raw rice and a host of other itemsare consumed at breakfast, lunch and dinner in a Sri Lankan home.
A selection of Hopper pans used extensively in Sri Lankan kitchens.

`Hoppers' are consumed at breakfast, lunch and dinner in Sri Lankan homes and as social get-togethers.
A selection of `Nambili's that are used to wash raw rice to remove stones from the rice. They are in 2 types, clay and metal.

I am advised that the stones being heavier than the rice are trapped in the grooves and disposed of.
If anybody knows the English word for this utensil, please send it in to me. Thanks.
And who doesn't need a good `cuppa' in a Sri Lankan kitchen.

Try this.
And who needs a glass of cool water in a Sri Lankan kitchen.

Try this.
Here is a suggestion for your dining table in a Sri Lankan kitchen,

or dining room.