Coconut and Semolina

Coconuts are a must have in every Lankan Kitchen…whether you’re in the country or not

The very popular saying : “You can definitely take a girl out of Srilanka but you cannot take Srilanka out of the girl”
Refers to any Lankan for that matter !!!

This is my first entry to the #mysterybox_sl challenge hosted by @shanis healthy kitchen and @foo.die2020
This months theme is “Coconut” chosen by ashani from devour diaries.

Don’t miss out on the rest of the 50 plus food bloggers from around the world posted under the hashtag #mysterybox_sl

Let’s Get Started


You Will Need

This is inspired by the most popular Semolina Zarda or Kesari made with lots of ghee and nuts
I wanted to make a Srilankan Version switching the fresh milk to fresh coconut milk and sweetening it with Kithul Jaggery

Step One

Roast the semolina with ghee

Step Two

In the meantime, mix the coconut milk and Jaggery in a saucepan and bring to a boil

Step Three

Make sure jaggery has melted

Step Four

Add in roasted semolina and mix well

Step Five

Keep on medium flame and continue stirring to avoid lumps

Step Six

The mixture will eventually thicken up eventually while the stirring continues (10 min)

This halwa doesn’t take too long though.When the halwa starts coming off the edges of the pan and forming a solid shape you know its ready to be removed

Check my post out on Instagram to see the stages on video.Refer to link attached below :

Step Seven

Transfer to a greased tray and let it set before cutting into desired size

You could also spoon them into moulds like I did using a mini breudher silicon mould from Elegant Charms
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Garnish with more nuts and desiccated coconut shreds.As this cools down it forms a firm shape

I served this after a delicious meal for my family ?Was so lovely catching up after so long and the kids had a good time playing cricket with the cousins outside in Mummys garden…One more week of holidays,then back to school and work

Would love to see your remakes on this Deliciousness.Be sure to tag me or send me a screenshot of your post if your account is private so I can re share on my stories

Looking forward to a better year soon

Stay Safe and Be Responsible
Much Love ? Nuzrath

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