Wishing our Muslim friends a Very Happy “Eid Mubarak!!!” and here comes a recipe to celebrate it…

Watalappan is a famous traditional recipe of Sri Lanka especially very popular amongst our Muslims friends. It is one of the favourite desserts. Although the dish is very famous in Sri Lanka there is a belief that this dish has a Malay origin.




Thick Coconut Milk 200ml
Eggs 2
Kithul Jaggery (Grated) 110g
Brown Sugar 2 TBS
Vanilla Extract 1 TSP
Nutmeg Powder 1/2 TSP
Roasted Cashew Nuts 25g

How I made it:-

  • Grate the palm/ kithul jaggery and set aside.
  • In a food blender crack both the eggs one by one.
  • Beat the egg in the same blender until fluffy.
  • Add grated jaggery, brown sugar, coconut milk, vanilla extract and nutmeg powder.
  • Blend until it becomes fluffy without any lumps.



  • Strain the mixture and pour into a steaming bowl.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Place the bowl in a double boiler and steam for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle over the roasted cashews and steam for another 15 minutes or until just set.
  • Serve warm or chilled.


Sri Lankan watalappan

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