For Sinhala and Tamil New year many special food (Rice, Curries and sweetmeats) are prepared in every home. Major food items in the Auvrudu table are Milk Rice (Kiribath) and Hath Maluwa (curry made with seven vegetables) . Hath maluwa usually includes vegetables, cereal, yam and cashew.
The Avurudu table which comprises a number of sweet items, is a major decorative part of the new year festival. Among the sweet items of the Avurudu table Konda Kevum, Kokis, Asmee, Mun Kevum and Athirasa are prominent.
In addition, it can be observed that there are sweet items which are particular to different areas. For example, Unduwel or Pani Walalu and Naran Kevum in Kandy, Kalu Dodol and Mungedi in Dakunu Giruwapattu and Ruhunu Magampattu areas, Kiri Roti and Amara kevum in Sath Koralaya, and Thala or Kaju Aluwa in Nuwara Kalaviya can be especially cited. In Chillaw area, house-wives used to prepare Meegamu Aluwa for the Avurudu table. Read More from Cultural Ministry article on New Year Food.
Main Food – Kiri Bath (Milk Rice) – Recipe
How to Prepare KIri Bath (Milk Rice)
3 1/2 CUPS RICE
2 CANS COCONUT MILK
7 CUPS OF WATER
Sweet Food Items (Sweetmeats)
Hath Maluwa (curry made with seven vegetables)
Ala Kiri Hodi (Potato Curry)
How To Make Parippu (Dal / Lentils) Curry