Habala pethi (flakes) has been a staple in Sri Lankan households from the ancient times. Sri Lankans had it mainly for breakfast as porridge – a ‘kenda’ of sorts, as pittu or as a snack. Habala pethi is a healthy snack for all to indulge in despite one’s age or size.
It is rich in fiber to keep you full for longer, it is rich with essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals from the nutritious brown rice. So next time you reach for the cereal or the oats, opt for the habala pethi. Know that there is a very Sri Lankan superfood that is largely unknown all over the world.