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Serve kokis at festivals

Each country has its festivals and traditional or historical dates to celebrate. People gather together and have fun. They have special dance, fireworks, serve special foods, wear customs and various kinds of ways to celebrate those occasions. Read more about kokis at These things to show their happiness is different from which occasion they are celebrating. For example the way they celebrate religious days is somehow different from celebrating a national day or a historical event. And also these ceremonies are completely different from a country and nation to another’s. In some areas people  feast their religious festivals by serving sweets. People prepare or buy a lot of sweets or pastry and divide them between people who take part in the ceremony. Sri Lanka generally has Buddhist people who have special religious ceremonies. These celebrations have been held for many centuries. They do some actions to show that these sacraments are merit to them. Some people have their personal worship ways. Some do something for the festival. This country has a lot of special occasions to celebrate so people have monthly festivals and they have fun each time.Sri Lanka has some sweets and foods based on the people’s culture to serve at religious festivals. Some religious people try to prepare them to take part in the service. One of the most delicious and wonderful ones is a crispy one called Kokis. One of the seasonal celebrations in Sei Lanka is Avurudu , which is taking place for celebrating the end of harvest season and the new year too. In this festival people prepare a big table full of delicious food and sweets. The necessary part is Kokis. It’s a very crispy and deep fried sweet generally made up by rice flour and coconut milk. They are mixed together to make a liquid dough.People shape Kokis by the use of an ironic flower shaped thing with a long handle at the end called Kokis Achchuwa.

How to Make Kokis?

To make Kokis you need to put Kokis Achchuwa into the hot oil and then punch it into the liquid dough and then drown it into the hot oil to fry. When it’s fried it can be removed easily from the Kokis Achchuwa. The secret is that the Kokis Achchuwa (mold) should be hot enough for dough to stick into it. Making this sweet is both easy and hard. You have to practice to be good at it.

Kokis Meaning

Kokis is originated from the Dutch word Koekjes means cookies. Also they called this sweet achu murukku at Sri Lanka. It also served at India for Christmas festivals for the christian people. The Swedes also serve it during Christmas season and named it rosettes. In Iran people make it for Nowrooz and they call it Naan Panjereh. They pour some sugar powder on it then serve it. But in Iran the recipe is different and they use wheat flour instead of rice flour. They also use eggs. But if you use a lot of eggs it wouldn’t be crispy then. There is another version of Kokis in Sri Lanka and India which isn’t sweet and is spicy by the use of black or red pepper.

Who can make this crunchy sweet?

Well, the answer is everyone with those molds. It’s an easy task and just has a mood. It usually prepared by housewives and even young ladies and teen girls at home. They make a lot of them in a deep pan full of hot oil for special occasions and seasonal celebrations. They make Kokis in different countries with different cultures by the use of different

Is there any sugar used in the recipe?

Of course this sweet is not too much sweet. A little sugar is used in it. But sometimes people make a sweet syrup and deep the Kokis into the syrup then serve them. During seasonal or religious ceremonies they serve them without syrup and really crispy and crunchy. It’s more delicious and enjoyable to the people who take a part in the celebration. To be much more crispy you can also omit sugar at all and add more salt to make it a salty snack. But in Sri Lanka for seasonal celebrations people prefer traditional cuisine with a little sugar and a little sweet flavor. It’s so logical that people love to eat sweets during celebrations. Some people believe that Kokis is a Dutch appetizer originally but some believe it’s not Dutch just because of its name which derived from a Dutch word. It’s much more a Sri Lanka sweet. Related Post at