Sri Lanka is renowned with its spices and spices gardens. Remembering the historical times of Sri Lanka, which was known as Taprobane, was famous for its classy Spices. During ancient times the Greeks, Romans and the Arabic maintained their links with Sri Lanka through the spice trade. Even these Sri Lankan Spices are used in Ayurveda.
Sri Lankan cuisine is among the intricate cuisines of South Asia. Due to its similarity and closeness to South India, the cuisine of Sri Lanka is sometimes influenced by South Indian food. Rice again is cooked daily in Sri Lanka, like that of south India and on occasions spicy curries are the favorite of Sri Lankans.
Various Sri Lankan dishes have exact semblance to Kerala cuisine, which is because of the similarities in their geographic and agricultural characteristics with Kerala. Some of the commonly used spices of Sri Lanka are cinnamon (kurundu), cardamom (enasal), pepper (gam miris), cloves (karabunatti), coriander (kottamalli), turmeric (kaha), fenugreek (uluhal), sweet-cummin (maduru), cummin (suduru), curry leaves (karapincha), lemon grass (sera), gamboge (goraka) and without which one cannot think of cooking Sri Lankan gourmets and dishes. The best part is that all these are available at Spicecentre, rating as the best Sri Lankan grocery store in Edmonton.