This is a
list of notable Sri Lankan sweets and desserts. Sri Lanka is well known throughout South Asia for sweets and desserts originating from there. Desserts are usually served as part of main meals, whereas sweets are consumed at tea times. Many Sri Lankan desserts and sweets contain domestic spices, jaggery and kithul ( ) Caryota urens treacle. Locally made treacle and jaggery are the most common sweeteners.
Desserts [ edit ]
Coconut milk, jaggery (kittul treacle), eggs, spices ( cardamom, cloves) The most popular dessert among Sri Lankan Muslims during Ramadan. Commonly served at weddings, parties and other special ceremonies.
Buffalo milk, starter culture
Popular in southern Sri Lanka for weddings, alms, and as a household dessert.
Semolina and jaggery pudding
Semolina, jaggery, milk, spices cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla A less common dessert.
Avocado, sugar, cream Household dessert often offered in restaurants.
Lumnitzera littorea) fruit milk
Kirala fruits, treacle
A dessert drink popular in southern Sri Lanka.
Kithul flour pudding
Kithul flour, coconut milk, jaggery or sugar, spices
A popular dessert among Sinhalese people, offered in some small restaurants.
Wood apple milk
Wood apple, coconut milk, sugar
A very popular dessert drink.
Pudding of dulya
Eggs, milk, bread crumbs, sugar, vanilla
Similar to bread pudding. Used for special occasions.
Sago, sugar, milk, eggs This is popular among the Tamil community in Sri Lanka. Mostly offered at weddings and cultural festivals.
Rice flour, sugar, milk, butter, spices ( cardamom, cloves) Popular among Sinhalese. Served at cultural festivals.
Oil cake (konda kavum)
Rice flour, treacle, coconut milk
A very popular and culturally important Sinhalese sweet.
Semolina, raisins, treacle, rice flour, scrapped coconut, spices and flavours
Similar to fruit cake.
green gram cake (mung kavum)
Rice flour, mung flour, treacle,
ghee, spices A popular Sinhalese sweet often used at cultural events.
Rice flour, coconut milk, coconut treacle, spices
Household sweet, usually served at tea time.
Kithul treacle, rice flour, pepper
Spicy sweet. Mostly prepared for tea time in villages.
Urunda (coconut balls)
Coconut, sugar, flour, essence
Used in rituals and special events.
Rice flour / Nanu made of Dauwul Kurundu, honey
A popular sweet prepared for tea and special events.
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