Today’s guest blogger is Nilusha Doranegama, a clinical traumatologist. The recipe she is sharing with us today is one of her favourite recipes of her grandmother’s. Nilusha mentioned a time in her childhood when she was so fond of aluwa that she had advocated for having aluwa instead of cake for birthdays.
Time taken: 30 mins
Makes 25 – 30 pieces
- 10 cups of rice flour (from 4-5 cups of soaked white raw rice)
- 2 cups of sugar
- 3 cups of water
- 3-4 cardamoms
- 1 cup roasted cashew nuts
- Roast the rice flour under medium heat.
- Boil the sugar and water in a non-stick pan.
- While continuously stirring, add ground cardamom seeds and chopped cashew nuts.
- Allow the syrup to cool a little and add the roasted flour and mix in well.
- Quickly spread the aluwa on a tray lined with waxed paper and cut it in to pieces immediately.
- Coat the aluwa with remaining flour.
- Makes 25-30 aluwa pieces.
Recipe source: Nilusha Dishni Doranegama.