Today’s recipe is a snack from the south of Sri Lanka. One of my mother’s friends brought her some aggala. So of course, I had to get the recipe, for this rice flour snack from her, to share on this blog.
Instead of the usual routine of a song(s) that captured my attention accompanying my food post, I decided to share the trailer of a movie I watched today. It has been a long time since I last enjoyed watching a Tamil movie so I was really pleased when I came across this little gem. Kaakka Muttai (Crow’s egg, 2014) won two Indian national film awards in the children’s film category and has been screened at film festivals worldwide. The story revolves around two siblings, living in a slum area, who become obsessed with the idea of eating pizza after a pizza shop is opened in their neighbourhood and seeing a celebrity enjoying a slice at the opening of the store. The whole movie is a humorous, touching story about their attempts at fulfilling this desire. Written, directed and filmed by M.Manikandan, I found the movie flawless and beautifully done and was amazed that this is the directing debut of the director.
Hope you enjoy the short trailer of this movie, which has subtitles in English, as you check out the recipe for aggala.
- Rice flour – 1 cup, roasted
- Pani/ treacle or honey – ½ cup
- Coconut – ¼ cup, desiccated or fresh
- Pepper – ½ tsp (optional)
- Salt, to taste
- Mix the roasted rice flour, shredded coconut, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Lightly heat the treacle in a pan and stir in the rice flour mix.
- When it thickens, remove from heat. If the mix is too dry, add a little hot water.
- Make around 6 balls out of the mix and let it cool, before serving.
Recipe source: Lalitha Senadheera.