|1 cup Fresh coconut|
|3/4 cup Sugar|
|1/4 tsp Cardamom powder|
|3/4 cup Rice flour|
|a pinch Salt|
|1/3-1/2 cup Water|
|For deep frying Oil|
The picture that comes to my mind when I think about Srilanka are the beautiful locales. Be it the hill station Nuwara Illiya or the beaches at Galle and Bentota. They are beautiful and every traveler would want to visit this country often just like me. Recently I had the opportunity to visit this country again with Balaji who organizes tours and I often travel with his organised tours. On this Srilankan tour we had the opportunity to taste the local food. While we tasted the array of vegetarian dishes, we seemed to like the dessert which was Naran kavum.
Naran Kavum is a sweet dish which mainly had coconut, sugar and rice flour as ingredients. It very much resembles our sukiyan in appearance and taste. We generally use jaggery as the sweetener in sukhiyan but lankan use sugar for sweetening. The procedure is nearly the same. Will be documenting my other food experience and of course about beautiful Srilanka shortly in my travel blog
The theme for this week of Blogging marathon is to pick an alphabet and cook from three countries whose name starts with that alphabet and I chose to cook with the alphabet S. So Srilanka is the first country. Do come back to see the other cuisine for the next two days
Combine coconut and sugar and cook on low flame in a pan. First the sugar will melt and become watery. On cooking further it was come together as a single mass. Switch off the fire at this stage and let it cool completely.
Make small equal sized balls from this and keep it aside
Now mix rice flour, salt and just enough water to make it into a thick batter to coat the coconut balls.
Heat oil in a pan and when sufficiently hot, dip each coconut ball into this rice flour batter, see it it that it coats evenly all over, and slowly deep fry it till done. Flip it over and cook on the over on the other side. When completely fried, take it out with a slotted spoon and let the oil drain completely. Sere warm
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