How to make Watalappan


Watalappan – Who doesn’t like this? All of us know, Watalappan is a sweet and popular dessert in Sri Lanka. And it is easy to prepare also. Most of us add this sweet dessert into our especial occasions such as weddings and parties. And the colour of Watalappan is usually dark brown and it is appealing to eat when the authentic appearance is there. We know most of our girls love to taste this dessert, but some of them don’t know how to make this dessert. Therefore, we thought to guide you how to make this sweet dessert. 

Ingredients for Watalappan:

Jaggery – 500g

Thick Coconut Milk Powder – 200ml

Eggs – 05

Nutmeg powder – ¼ tsp

Pinch of Cardamom Powder

Pinch of Cinnamon ground

Chopped cashew – 50g

Sultana – 50g

How to make Watalappan: 

Firstly, you should crush the jaggery. Then, you should beat the eggs in a separate bowl. After that, you can add your crushed jaggery into the beaten egg mixture and mix it well. Then, add coconut milk, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder into this mixture and whisk it until all the jaggery is dissolved. After that, strain the mixture into a bowl and bake (bake it for 45 minutes at 180ºC temperature) or steam it for 45 minutes (Note: before you put this into steam or bake, make sure to cover the bowl. You can cover this by a foil paper). For steaming your Watalappan, you can use a steamer or you can bake in an ovenproof bowl or you can make it with a microwave in a microwave safe dish. Once your Watalappan is steamed or baked, you can garnish it with chopped cashew and sultanas before serving.

See the sinhala recipe of how to make watalappan, it’s very easy to prepare. Hope you will enjoy making Watalappan. So try to make this delicious dessert and serve it your dearests. 

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