The traditional breakfast includes usually fresh roti, pittu , string hoppers, hoppers, milk rice, appa, green gram or bread . These are usually eaten with sambol (coconut, maldive fish or seeni-onion fried with chili and sugar),with jaggery , plantains or curry (Fish, meat or vegetable). Noodles and cereals such as Cornflakes are relative newcomers in main cities.
Sri Lankans also have a traditional soup-like drink called Kanda.
A typical everyday breakfast can simply consist of "brother bread" with dhal curry, sambol, butter and cheese or jam, plantain banana and tea.