Aluwa is one of the delicious Sri Lankan traditional and authentic sweets which are usually made of rice flour. There are various types of Aluwa such as Pani Aluwa, Mung Aluwa, Kaju Aluwa and Kiri Aluwa. Pani Aluwa is made of rice flour and treacle. You can use either Coconut treacle or Kithul treacle.
This is easy to make and quite quick to made but should be careful and pay attention as the dough firms up as soon as it starts to cool down. Therefore transferring the dough to a floured tray, shaping it and cutting into preferred shapes should be done quickly. It is so delicious and famous among Sri Lankans.
- 2 1/2 cups roasted rice flour
- 1 1/2 cups treacle
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 4 cardamom pods
- 25 grams chopped cashews
- Dust 1/4 cup of rice flour onto a flat tray and keep it aside.
- Roast fennel seeds and cardamom pods for 5 minutes.
- Crush the cardamom pods and grind the fennel seeds and cardamom seeds till it becomes powdered.
- Add treacle into a pan and heat.
- Stir constantly until it starts to boil.
5. When the treacle starts to boil quickly remove from the stove.
6. Quickly add the powdered fennel seeds, cardamom seeds and chopped cashews and mix well.
7. Add 2 cups of rice flour into the treacle quickly and stir until you get a thick batter.
8. Quickly transfer the dough onto the floured tray and flatten it using a spatula. Form it to the shape quickly as it starts to firm up as soon as it starts to cool down.
9. Dust the remaining flour onto the dough and Cut the desired shapes often diamonds and squares using a sharp knife.
10. Serve when it is completely cooled down.
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