Traditional desserts of Sri Lanka are mostly based on coconut milk and served after meals. “Watalappan “is a pudding made of coconut milk, eggs and sugar. Grated coconut mixed with sugar, cinnamon, and different spices are used to fill a kind of delicious stuffed pan cakes. Yogurt which is made of buffalo’s milk is sold in any eatery, boutique or local grocery; sometimes in clay pots or synthetic cups; usually it is mixed with natural treacle honey. It is delicious, cheap and healthy!
As snacks for the day, you can taste the “Rotti” – a kind of bread made with flour and coconut rice. They are often served with spicy curry on a side, and sometimes it is tasty when mixed with eggs, vegetables, or fried chicken on a wok-shaped pan. Another snack is “Wade” which is made of ground lentils with spices, deep-fried into little balls and served with onions and red chilli red, similar to what is served in South India.
Ulundu wade too is popular which is made of ground lentil variety and cooked in oil having included curry leaves and green chillies.