“Kokis” – A Snack of Sri Lankan New-year Table

Recipe, Self-help

Vol 26 Issue 23

Sri Lanka is a country of filled with a vibrant food culture. Sri Lankans have varieties of foods serves in different occasions and celebrations. One such favorite food is “Kokis,” a popular snack identical with the Sri Lankan New Year festival. However, its appeal transcends seasonal festivities, as it graces special occasions like wedding receptions, cultural events, and more, delighting palates with its crisp texture and unique taste. It can be made very easily and quickly with below ingredients. Here is the recipe of how to make it.


  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder (optional, for color)
  • 3 tablespoon of Sugar
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Add rice flour, coconut milk, egg, salt, turmeric powder and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix altogether until it come to a smooth batter. Add a little water or some more coconut milk to achieve the right consistency.
  • Put oil into a deep frying pan and heat it until hot enough for frying.
  • Then put the Kokis mold (a special tool use to make the kokis) into the hot oil for few seconds.
  • After that dip the heated mold into the batter and coated it.
  • Then put the coated mold into the hot oil and fry. When it get cook in right time, remove the kokis from the mold and let it fry another few seconds until it turns to golden brown color.

It is possible to make more than fifty Kokis snacks from above quantity of ingredients. Then keep the Kokis to cool in room temperature and serve. To preserve crispiness, store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Enjoy homemade Sri Lankan kokis as a delightful snack!