PULSE Recipes Helapa Recipe

Helapa Recipe

2017 Apr 5

With avurudu literally a week away, why not make some delicious helapa! 

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  • Coconut Treacle 1 cup
  • Sugar 1/2 cup
  • Desiccated Coconut 2 cups
  • Water 1/2 cup
  • Kurakkan Flour 500g
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Kenda Leaves 15 nos.


  1. Add Coconut treacle, sugar, coconut and water to a pan and cook for 8-10 minutes to make pani pol.
  2. Remove from heat when it is wet (don’t cook until its sticky).
  3. Add kurakkan flour and salt. Mix well and make a paste.
  4. Take washed kanda leaf and spread kurakkan paste on the leaf, cover the paste from the other half of the leaf and steam for 5 minutes.
  5. Enjoy it with a hot cuppa tea! 

Aunty D. is a full time mom working a little magic in the kitchen whenever she’s got time on her hands. She brings to you easy and fast recipes with a twist of Sri Lankan spices and cooking techniques. Get Cooking!