Pani pol

Spiced coconut pancakes

Preparation info
  • Serves


    (2 pancakes per person)
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

WOW is what I think of this dessert. Coconut, palm treacle and spices: these luscious pancakes have all the things Sri Lanka is known for. You can make them beforehand and enjoy them at room temperature, or have them warm with ice cream. They are especially delicious with coconut or vanilla ice cream.


Pancake Batter

  • 2 eggs
  • 75 g ( oz/½ cup)


In a bowl or blender, mix all the batter ingredients together until smooth and lump free; the batter should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If there are any lumps, strain the mixture through a sieve into a clean bowl.

Place a non-stick frying pan or cured cast-iron pan over low heat. Lightly apply some more rice bran oil onto the pan with a paper towel.

Using a ladl