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Diwali and SriLanka have a well-known connection and the festival is also celebrated in Lanka much like Tamil Nadu way. The post includes two popular Diwali Recipes from SriLanka which you can try too for the Diwali 2019.

Read delicious baked gujiya recipe here

The country is a melting pot of the Dutch, English, Arab, Malay, Indian, and Portuguese cuisines. SriLanka is famous for bright spiced curries yet the sweet desserts do not anywhere lag behind. Varied influences reflect in their cakes to custards. Spices are added to the desserts too for flavor!

Adhirasam-Diwali sweet recipe

Adhirasam-srilankan-sweet-diwali-recipesThis recipe came with a difference from the Tamil Nadu state of India. It is a three-ingredient brown crispy fritter made from-

Red Rice (soaked and powdered) 500 gram
Jaggery or Gur 300 gram
Cardamom powder ¼ tsp
Salt 1 pinch
Oil for frying


  • Sieve the rice flour for the fine texture and set aside.
  • Grate the jaggery. Melt it with water. Add cardamom powder for flavor. Also, add a pinch of salt to enhance flavors.
  • Stir continuously until the consistency of jaggery-water mix becomes thick like paste.
  • Add powdered rice to it. Make dough. Cover and keep it aside overnight.
  • On the next day, make small balls out of the dough. Flatten these balls on the palm
  • Heat oil in a pan. Deep fry Adhirasam till golden brown.
  • Take out on blotting paper to discard excess oil.

Store Adhirasam in a dry container. They are good till 3-4 days.

Make the perfect gujiyas for Diwali

Butter Murukku- Savoury Diwali recipe from SriLankan treasure

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Murukku is a quick snack that perfectly goes with the spirit of Diwali. This rice flour and lentil tea-time snack are known as Chakli in Maharashtra, an Indian state. The rough texture, ridged cracker-shaped snack is crispy. The recipe to make the namkeen goes as follows:

Rice flour ½ cup
Gram flour ¼ cup
Roasted Gram Dal ¼ cup
Salt as per taste
Asafoetida a pinch
Cumin seeds ¼ tsp
Butter 2 tbsp
Oil for frying


  • Grind the roasted gram dal into a fine powder.
  • Mix rice flour, gram flour, and ground roasted gram dal. Add cumin seeds, asafetida, butter, and salt. Mix evenly and knead it into the supple dough, adding little water in batches.
  • Insert the star-shaped plate in the press. Put a portion of the above dough in the mold.
  • Heat oil in the wok. Press the lever of the mold and make the murukkus directly in the hot oil.
  • Fry until golden brown. Take out on a kitchen towel. The kitchen towel will soak all the excess oil.

Your delicious savory Diwali recipe has a shelf life of 4-10 days.

These are no hassle recipes that can be prepared under 45 minutes. It is school holidays season. The recipes are so addictive and you would often hear demand for more of them from kids.


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