Manioc with Lunu Miris

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Appears in
Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

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Lunu miris is a fiery hot onion and chilli sambol served as a condiment with many Sri Lankan dishes. During Vesak, it was served with boiled manioc for dansal at the Wickramasingharamaya Temple in Nawala. Dansal is a public almsgiving where free food and drinks are offered. Local devotees boiled the manioc in massive vats over an open fire in the temple gardens. They didn’t add any Maldive fish to the lunu miris, as the monks are strict vegetarians, but traditionally it’s usually included.