Sri Lanka Watalappan

Recipe Description

Spiced coconut custard


  • 5 eggs
  • 250 gm jaggery
  • 250 ml coconut milk, thick
  • 150 ml water
  • pinch cardamom powder
  • pinch cinnamon, ground
  • pinch nutmeg powder
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract|rose essence
  • 50 gm cashew nuts


  1. Lightly beat the eggs.
  2. Mix the jaggery and water and boil until the jaggery has melted.
  3. Allow to cool. Add melted jaggery and coconut milk a little at a time to the eggs and continue to beat.
  4. Add the powdered cloves, cardamom|cardamon, cinnamon, nutmeg and peppermint extract|rose essence and pour into a greased bowl.
  5. Cover with grease proof paper and steam for 1½ hours.
  6. Sprinkle with cashew nuts before or after steaming.
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