Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sri Lankan Pani Pol (Coconut in Kithul Treacle)

This sweet coconut mixture is perfect as a filling for crepes, coconut milk rice and much, much more.  Heck, you can even eat it straight with a spoon if you wish.  The flavor comes from Sri Lankan Kithul Treacle (syrup) so it's especially delicious.  I used Ceylon Pure products given to me by the folks at Gourmet World Market  to make this delicious treat.  Check out my crepes with this filling in my post:  Coconut Crepes with Ceylon Pure Organic Coconut Products.  I also have a traditional Sinhalese kiri bath with this coconut filling called Imbul Kiri Bath: Sri Lankan Coconut Milk Rice with Sweet Coconut Stuffing (Imbul Kiri Bath).

1 1/2 cups Kithul Treacle
3 cups dessicated medium shred coconut
2 tsp vanilla
pinch salt
1 cup chopped almonds (optional) 


First soak dessicated coconut with 1/3 cup coconut milk for 20-30 minutes to soften. Then heat kithul treacle in a tall pot and bring to a boil.

Once boiling add salt, vanilla,
chopped nuts and soaked coconut.  Stir for about 5 minutes to caramelize and cook coconut and syrup together.   Use in recipes as desired. Enjoy.

Some of the wonderful Ceylon Pure Products

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Disclaimer: I was sent the above Ceylon Pure products to try out.  I was not financially compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own.

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