Kokis is a crispy sweetmeat that can be prepared within very few minutes. It is a famous food in Sri Lankan cuisine which is sweet in taste that was said to be inherited by the Dutch. Preparing a Kokis follows few steps with very few ingredients yet its unique taste is enjoyed by everyone. Kokis is a frequently made sweetmeat in New Year festival and in any other auspicious events.
As the initial step rice flour, coconut milk, some turmeric powder and a pinch of salt are well mixed to make a thick batter. Since turmeric powder is added, the batter takes shades of yellow color. For the next step a Kokis mold is used. (These molds are in different shapes).This Kokis mold is dipped in the oil to make it pre-heated and later it is well dipped in the batter. Since the mold is heated the batter well pastes to the every corner of the mold. Then the mold is put in to the oil. Kokis is deep fried in oil and after a while kokis can be separated from the mold by shaking the mold. Then it is wonderful to see how kokis has taken the exact shape of the mold. Kokis does not take much time to fry therefore it is considered one of the easily made and a very simple sweetmeat.