‘May for me prosper, through the sacrifice, milk, sap, ghee, honey, eating and drinking at the common table, ploughing, rains, conquest, victory, wealth, riches. May for me prosper, through the sacrifice, low-grade food, freedom from hunger, rice, barley, sesame, kidney beans, vetches, wheat, lentils, millets, panicum grains and wild rice .May for me prosper, through the sacrifice, trees, plants, that which grows in ploughed land, and that which grows in unploughed land.’

Yajurveda (c.800 BCE)

Vedic Influences in Early Sinhala Foodways

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