Saturday, September 24, 2011

Recipe 13/50 : Sri Lanka : Vattalapam

Vattalapam is  a coconut custard with lots of spices and crust with delicious nuts. This dessert is very famous in Sri Lanka. I loved this dessert so much that I decided to make this again. I'm very tired today and lack words to describe the taste of this recipe. Enjoy by making this at home!!!

5oz Palm sugar 
3/4 Cup evaporated milk 
1.5 Cups thick coconut milk 
4 Eggs 
1/2 tsp Cardamom, ground 
1 tbsp Rose water 
1/2 Cup water 
1/4 cup cashew nuts
A pinch cloves, ground
Preheat oven to 350F
Beat eggs [they should not be frothy]
Dissolve palm sugar in water on a low flame and cool slightly.
Add palm sugar syrup, to beaten eggs.
Combine the coconut milk with it, keep stirring.
Strain through a fine strainer into a large jug and add evaporated milk, cardamom, cloves and rose water to it.
Butter the ramekins and place the cashew nuts on the bottom of it.
Now pour it into ramekins and place into baking dish with water to halfway upsides of cup and bake for 30 minutes.
Let it cool completely when cold remove from the ramekins and arrange on dessert plate with fresh mango and serve!!!


  1. wow...lovely dessert with coconut milk and eggs! jus a quickie...there seems no flour in, is it the eggs that is giving the body to it while baking?!

  2. Ye its eggs and coconut milk making the body of this!!! Adding rose water made its flavor more delicious

  3. can palm sugar be substite by brown sugar?
    does it change the taste?

  4. The sweet treat looks like cute cupcakes.. the texture is awesome.
    Wonderfully soft and moist..:)

  5. Wow...looks awesome and yummy dish!!!! Slurp!!

  6. very lovely and awesome recipe..Thanx for the recipe,dear!!

  7. we make vattalapam differently lovely pictures Saji