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Appears in
Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

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Traditionally a Tamil Muslim dish, vattalappam (or watalappan in Sinhala) is an iconic Sri Lankan dessert, similar to a steamed custard pudding, but made from jaggery, coconut milk and cardamom. When Fareena took the vattalappam out of the steamer and sprinkled over the cashews and raisins that had been fried in ghee, I had to control myself from not picking up a spoon and sneaking a taste. When I made this at home, I didn’t exercise such restraint!