Kiri Bath

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Appears in
Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

  • About

Kiri bath (milk rice) is a traditional Sinhalese dish served at almost all festivals, ceremonies and special occasions. Watching Priyantha feed his wife a piece of kiri bath with his own hand was bizarre and rather uncomfortable. I would run a million miles if someone tried to hand-feed me, but this is an age-old tradition in Sri Lanka and it is believed to bring good luck and strengthen family unity.