12 must-try Sri Lankan recipes

Fragrant curries, lime pickle and possibly the best dhal recipe you'll ever find.

O Tama Carey's cabbage mallung
Spices are at the heart of Sri Lankan cooking, and it takes a deft cook to know which combination of spices (and how to prepare them) will allow the dish to sing. Chef Peter Kuruvita shows how to perfect a king's chicken curry and lime pickle, while O Tama Carey shows how it's done with her recipes for crab curry, black braised beef brisket and cabbage mallung. And don't skip out on that dhal recipe – it's possibly the best of its kind.