Piti Guli

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Appears in
Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

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These sweet fried balls of dough are a bit like doughnuts, and are a traditional recipe from Siyambalanduwa. Piti means flour in Sinhala and guli refers to the ball-like shape. The ingredients are really simple — so simple in fact that I didn’t expect them to be so tasty — and frying the dough in coconut oil adds a delicious and distinct flavour. The trick to getting the dough right is in the twisting and stretching, which takes a little practice.