Spicy and tangy with a hint of sweetness, this caramelised onion relish would go well with just about anything, including some milky kiributh. A handful of Maldivian fish and aromatics like cloves, cardamom can surely bring its flavours to the next level.
This is one of my personal favourites. I was only 11 when I tried kiributh with hakuru (jaggery), and I've been loving it ever since. In fact, you can include hakuru in the kiributh itself and make a Hakuru Kiributh, rather than having it on the side.
Who says that chilli paste is only for fried rice? It's good enough to pair with kiributh too. But don't go with the bottled stuff, just follow the simple steps given above and make some at home.
One of the most wallet-friendly ways to get some protein in your system these days, a well-made sardine curry is a bliss to try with kiributh. Our take on this curry involves a whole bunch of spices, chunks of tomato and green chillies to create that delicious ensemble of spicy and tangy. Scoop up the leftovers with some paan.
When it comes to glazing up some BBQ or toning down a fiery curry, almost nothing works out better than a chutney. And this fantastic sweet and sour condiment does some brilliant wonders on kiributh too. It's one of the easiest ways of preserving certain fruits as well, so instead of opting for a store-bought one, whip up some at home by following our recipe.
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One of the classics invented by our Southerners, ambul thiyal involves marinating fish with a heap of goraka (Malabar tamarind), pepper and salt. It's the perfect harmony of spicy and sour, which pairs well with the milky notes of kiributh.
Black Pork Curry
The porky friend of ambul thiyal, the black pork curry has a complex of flavours that is simply ideal to devour with kiributh. With a bit of heat from pepper, lots and lots of texture and sour kicks from goraka, while the hints of garlic and ginger being that aromatic flavour boost, this can go a very long way.
Any meat curry, really, because we Lankans don't fool around with spices. We use them, and we use them right, which is why our curries are fiery and delicious at the same time.
Lunu Amba/ Lunu Dehi
You can easily jolt up your kiributh by trying it with some zesty lunu amba (salted mango) or lunu dehi. But mind you, they're not for the faint-hearted.