Konda Kavum (කොන්ඩ කැවුම්)
Kavum is one of the most popular traditional sweets from Sri Lanka. It needs some skill to cook konda kavum ,specially to cook Konda Kavum with a nice shape. This oil cake/kavum has a top part and it is said ‘konda’ (in Sinhala,konda means hair and this top part is similar to a bun of hair).
Ingredients (about 45 Kavum)
- White Rice flour 750g
- All purpose flour 150g
- Sugar 800g
- Coconut oil for deep frying(use other cooking oil if coconut oil is not available)
- Few cardamom pods
- Salt as required(optional)
- A wok/thachchi for deep frying
- A metal piece (this is an optional)
- A wooden skewer
First prepare Rice flour using white rice. Soak white rice in water for 2-3 hours. Do not soak more than 3 hours. After 2-3 hours, drain water. Spread soaked rice on a paper or a plate and allow to dry fully. Then grind it to a fine powder. Sift rice flour using a sieve, so that fine powder is achieved. Grind whatever remaining and sieve it again. Repeat until all rice is ground into fine powder. You can prepare rice flour one day ahead before making Konda Kavum.