Monday, April 11, 2011


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups sugar
1 inch cinnamon
2 cardamoms
4 pieces of Pandan leaves (Raambaa fai), cut into ½ inch pieces
2 tbsp rose water
½ tsp red food coloring
Vegetable oil for frying

Cook about 3 cups of water with the sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and Pandan leaves and bring it to boil.
Add rose water and take off the flame.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl.
Add the food coloring and some water and mix well with a spoon.
Add water gradually to ensure desired texture of mixture.
The finished flour mixture should be thick enough to be squeezed from an icing bag/nozzle.
Heat some vegetable oil over a medium heat.
Using icing bag/nozzle squeeze coil shapes of the flour mixture into the oil.
When deep-fried, immerse in the previously cooked syrup.
When fully soaked in the syrup, take out and place on serving tray.


1 cup rice (coarse)
2 pieces of Pandan  leaves (Raanbaa fai), cut into 3 inch pieces
1 can condensed milk
6 cups water
½ cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
¼ cup ground cinnamon
¼ cup ground cardamom

Boil water with the Pandan leaves and sugar.
When the water is boiling, turn the heat to low and add the rice gradually while stirring. Let the rice cook and stir frequently to ensure that the rice doesn’t form lumps.
When the rice is cooked, gradually add the condensed milk while stirring.
Next add the vanilla essence, simmer for a minute or two and take off the flame.
Take out the Pandan leaves, then pour the mixture into a tray (about 2 inch deep).
Mix the ground cinnamon and cardamom and sprinkle the mixture on top of the pirinee. Chill and serve.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


3 cups plain flour
10 very ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1 cup coconut (desiccated/scraped)
2 tsp vanilla essence (or 2 tsp rose water)
Vegetable oil for frying

Mash the bananas with the sugar until sugar melts.
Add the flour and coconut into well mashed bananas.
Mix well, then add the vanilla essence (or rose water).
Heat the oil.
When the oil is hot, spoon balls of the banana mixture into the oil in batches.
Drain excess oil on paper towels

Thursday, September 23, 2010


5 sausages
3 cups flour
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
Warm water
Vegetable oil for frying

Cook the sausage for 3-4 minutes and keep it aside
To make dough –
Add salt and vegetable oil into flour
Then add warm water gradually while mixing it.
Knead it to form dry and smooth dough.
Break the dough into small balls.
Using rolling pin,  spread the dough ball into a rectangle which is big enough to roll the sausage in.
Wrap the sausage in the dough and cut into 5 equal pieces.
Then deep fry it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


2 cups breadfruit (babukeyo) cut into small cubes
2 cups sugar
10 cups water
1 cup thick coconut milk

Pour water into a pot and boil it.
Add breadfruit and cook it in medium heat.
When the breadfruit is cooked, drain it and put it back into the pot.
Add sugar and cook at medium heat until the sugar melts.
It will be a sticky mixture now, lower heat and add coconut milk.
Simmer for while and its done.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The only difference between Athujehi and Kaajaa is that, instead of normal flour, rice flour is used in Athujehi.

2 medium sized onions, thinly cut
2 garlic finely chopped
hint of ginger
8 curry leaves finely chopped
1/4 cup coconut 
1.5 cup rice flour
3 chillies (or more to make it more spicy)
lime juice (to taste)
salt (to taste)
1/4 cup rihaakuru
1/4 cup dried fish (Hiki mas)

Mix onions. garlic, curry leaves, chillies, lime juice and salt.
Add rihaakuru, coconut and hikimas. mix well.
finally add flour and make it a dough. if it is too sticky, add some more flour.
Form small balls (size of a marble) and press each one with your thumb.
Then fry it.


2 1/2 cups grated manioca (Dhandialuvi)
4 cups finely grated young coconut (Gabulhi)
2 cups sugar
1 drop rose essence or jasmine water
1 tbsp plain white flour

Preheat  oven.
Mix manioca, Gabulhi, sugar, flour and rose essence.
Mix thoroughly until the sugar dissolves.
Pour over a greased baking tray.
Spread evenly.
Flatten the top and bake at 160 degree for 35 minutes.
Allow to cool and cut into pieces.
Serve cold.