Sri Lankan Pan Cakes

Sri Lankan pan cakes with Pani Pol is a great tea time partner.

Ingredients-For the Batter:

  • All-purpose Flour – 200g
  • Coconut milk – 1 ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Eggs – 01
  • Salt as per taste

Ingredients-For Pani Pol:

  • Scraped coconut – 100g
  • Sugar – 100g
  • Ground cardamom
  • Salt as per taste


  • To make pani pol put some sugar into a pan and let it melt.
  • When it is melted pour ¼ cup of hot water and mix well.
  • Then add salt and cardamom.
  • Add remaining sugar and melt under medium heat.
  • When this mixture starts bubbling add scraped coconut and mix thoroughly.
  • Cook few minutes until excess water evaporates.
  • To make pan cake batter, mix coconut milk, salt, egg and turmeric powder.
  • Then add flour and mix well.
  • This batter should not be too thick or too watery.
  • Get a non-stick pan, pour small amount from the batter & make it like a thin circle by using a spoon.
  • Once one side is cooked enough turn this to the other side.
  • Since, this pan cake is not too much thick we can make one pan cake less than one minute.
  • After making all pan cakes keep pani pol in the middle of the pan cake and roll it.
  • Serve hot with a cup of tea.
Sri Lankan Pan Cakes
Sri Lankan Pan Cake
Pol Pani


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