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Pol pani pancakes (Southern regions)

Another name for pol pani pancakes in Sri Lanka is wellawahum. This sweet delicacy is enjoyed for breakfast or as a tea time snack. It pairs well with a cup of plain or ginger tea.


  • Wheat flour 250g

  • Sugar 250g

  • Medium size coconut 1

  • coconut oil

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 cardamom

  • Turmeric powder


  • How to make the batter :
    Mix the wheat flour with coconut milk (some mix the batter with cold water)

  • Add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder

  • mix all together into a thick batter

  • Apply some coconut oil on a hot pan

  • pour some batter on the stove

  • When one side is done, turn upside down (the pancake should not be too brownish in color)

  • take out the pancake out of the pan

  • put some pol pani on the pancake

  • Roll the pancake while it's hot

  • How to make pol pani :
    Mix sugar with some scraped coconut

  • add the cardamom

  • keep the mix on a hot stove and keep stirring.

  • Pol pani should not be too solid and burnt

  • take it out of the stove when the mixture is light brown

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