Traditional New Year food items
Aasmi is a traditional Sri Lankan deep fried dessert that is served on New Year / Puthandu (Sinhala / Tamil New Year), weddings and birthdays.
It is made from a mixture of rice flour and coconut milk and deep fried in coconut oil mixed with the juice obtained from dole cinnamon leaves (cinnamon leaves). Okra juice is often used as a substitute for cinnamon. Allow to rest for a few days before deep frying. Top with sugar syrup mixed with food coloring.
- 500 Grm Rice Flour
- 0.5 Cup Coconut Milk
- 3 – 4Kurundu Leaves
- Salt, as per taste
- Oil, to deep dry
- 50 Grm Sugar
- 20 Ml Water
- 1 – 2 Drops Food Colouring
- Filter the rice flour through a fine sieve.
- Mix with coconut milk and make a firm dough. The dough should be slightly stiff, add salt to it.
- Grind the daisies and squeeze the juice. Add this to the coconut milk powder mixture to get a smooth consistency.
- Dilute tightly with coconut milk as required.
- Fingers point to the battery and pour firmly over the heated oil.
- Fold in two and set aside a few days. It needs to be light and lightly crunchy.
- Pour the colored sugar syrup over the Aasmi to create a pattern.