Ambula | අම්බුල | அம்புலா
EAT LIKE THE LANKAN FARMERS DO
Ambula refers to the rice & curry eaten by rice farmers working in their fields. While the word ambula, literally meaning "sour" in the Sinhalese language, the meal that is served in the fields is a traditional meal that is wholesome and nutritious. This meal differs from one province to another. The ingredients used in Ambula is passed down from generation to generation, which helps farmers to maintain a healthy life.
Our version takes inspiration from the different vegan dishes that is featured in many of the provinces, focusing on brining the best secrets of healthy living of Sri Lankan farmers to you.
K+K Ambula Includes:
Red Raw Rice, Polo Ambula (Jakfruit Kari), Brinjal Moju, Beet Root Kari, Ala Thel Dala (Deviled Potatoes) and Senni Sambol.
Ambula is currently available to order from K+K @ Home NATIONWIDE service only. The vegetable are subject to change based on availability.
The Dish of Sri Lankan Farmers
A NUTRITIOUS LUNCH IN THE FIELDS
There is a famous saying in Sri Lanka “Mada soda gathkala goviya rajakamatath sudusui “. Once after a farmer washout his muds he is ideal for royalty. This much of honor and gratitude received by the famers in the little island of the Indian ocean from the early days.
The farmer provides a priceless service to the nation as they provide the main dish of Sri Lankan people – rice. Farming is not an easy job to do. Maintaining a paddy field is a tough task. Farmers need to put a huge effort to protect the paddy field from climate changes, rain, sun, birds and animals.
Ambula has a storied place in the culture and heritage of the Sinhalese people. It has been long celebrated in song, poetry, and other forms of literature. Tikiri Menike Ambula Genalla, a popular Sinhalese song at many Sri Lankan parties, describes Tikiri Menike - a farmer's wife - bringing a rice-and-curry lunch - the ambula - to the fields where her husband and the other farmers are working. This is a much anticipated time of the day, when the farmers get their dose of energy.