Sri Lankan Sago Coconut Cookies (Sawboro)

Sawboro or Sago Biscuits are a unique Sri Lankan recipe. This recipe requires very few ingredients and take only less time to make. This cookie has a nice crispy and unique taste.

Ingredients: (For 20 Sawboro Cookies)

  • Sago – 125g
  • Scraped Fresh Coconut – 125g
  • Sugar – 125g
  • Breadcrumbs – 130g
  • Fennel Seeds – 01 tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Water – 02 tbsp
  • Margarine – 02 tsp


  • In a bowl combine sago, sugar, scraped coconut, breadcrumbs, fennel seeds, salt, and margarine together.
  • Gradually add water and mix this until the mixture can hold together. If your mixture can already hold together don’t add water. Add water only if it is dry.
  • Flatten the mixture in a flat surface. The thickness of the mixture should be around ½ cm.
  • Take a ring mold and cut the mixture into circles. Slowly place the circles on a baking tray.
  • Bake the cookies around 30-35 mins under 150C in a pre-heated oven until cookies become golden brown.
  • After baking, let the cookies cool down and store them in an airtight container.
Sawboro Cookies
Sawboro Cookies
Closeup view of Sawboro Cookies
Sawboro Cookies
Sawboro Cookies


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