Kokis Recipe

Sinhala and Tamil New Year is around the corner. Kokis is a traditional sweet we prepare for every New Year. Kokis is a very popular and favourite snack among everyone in the awurudu season. If you do following steps correctly it’s not a difficult thing to prepare Kokis.


  • Rice flour – 500g
  • Coconut milk (Thick) – 02 cups
  • Egg – 01
  • Salt – 01 TSP
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp (Optional)


  • Mix the egg with thick coconut milk.
  • Once this is mixed well, add salt and mix again. If you want you can add some turmeric powder here. But, that is optional.
  • Adding an egg also optional. But, when you add an egg Kokis can be easily removed from the mould and it will give a better taste.
  • Add coconut milk to the rice flour little by little and mix well until this becomes a thick batter. (Hand works best) Make sure not to add all coconut milk at once.
  • Heat oil and when bubbling hold the kokis mould in the oil for few seconds until the mould gets hot.
  • Carefully, dip the mould into the batter and place the mould again into the oil.
  • When you dip in the batter make sure you don’t submerge it completely. If you do so, it will be difficult to remove the Kokis from the mould.
  • When you put the mould into oil make sure it is not touched the bottom of your frying pan. If so, bottom of the Kokis will be flat.
  • Once the Kokis starts to separate from the mould use a wooden stick to remove kokis from the mould and removed kokis needs to deep fry until golden brown.
  • Initially, make around 1-2 Kokis and see how it is. If Kokis is too much thick add some coconut milk and mix. Also, check whether salt is enough for your taste.
  • Once the Kokis is ready get it out from oil.
  • Do the same with the remaining batter.

Thinks to keep in mind

  • Mix the batter time to time while making Kokis
  • Sometimes the mould will be too hot and the batter will not properly stick to the mould. If this happens to you let your mould cool for a while and then start cooking again.
  • Don’t get the mould out of oil as soon as you put the batter into oil. If you do so your Kokis will get out of shape.

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