Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Kokis (Rosette Cookies/Rice Cookies)

 


Kokis is a traditional sweet from Sri Lanka & it is one of our favourites. Anyway still I don’t know how to make Sri Lankan traditional sweets, but after learning many other Sri Lankan cooking, now I am in a plan to try Sri Lankan sweets. We have a lot of traditional sweets in Sri Lanka.We celebrate New Year in April & it is the time mostly we taste all these sweets.

In Sri Lanka, we call this as ‘Kokis’, but while reading I found almost similar version from other countries. But they are named as ‘Rosette cookies’ or ‘rice cookies’ or ‘Achchu Murukku’. Also I found that they are with added sugar. But in Sri Lanka we cook Kokis without adding sugar.


And I remember we studied that the word & food ‘Kokis’ is a heritage we received during the ruling period of Dutch. It is very interesting to know history of some food. Anyway rice cookies have become Kokis in Sri Lanka & now we treat it as one of our traditional food.


I have heard from my friends & others that making Kokis is easier, if the mould is well seasoned. As I have heard; the mould is bit sticky until we cook few batches. This is one of the reasons I was reluctant to try this at home. However I saw a recent post about ‘Rosette Cookies’ in ‘Vegetarian Tastebuds’ and made me interested in making Kokis at home.

I followed her instructions to season the mould & for my surprise all the Kokis were removed nicely.



According to Vegetarian Tastebuds, this is what I did to season my new mould. I bought the mould about two weeks ago. During whole last week, I dipped it in hot oil everyday after cooking. I continued this for whole week before cooking Kokis. I think it worked. Mould didn’t give me any headache. Thanks a lot Vegetarian Tastebuds for your recipe & info.

Without talking more, here is my recipe of ‘Sri Lankan Kokis’.

Ingredients (Yield about 45 Kokis)

1 cup raw rice flour
¼ cup all purpose flour
1 cup thick coconut milk
Pinch of salt
Pinch of turmeric powder
Oil to deep fry
Egg (optional)

Method


Sieve rice flour & all purpose flour together. Add salt & turmeric powder to it.

Add thick coconut milk, & make a thick batter.


Add egg as it will help to remove kokis easily from the mould. (Optional)


Heat oil in a deep pan.(Thachchi).
Dip the mould for about 1 minute in hot oil.
Then dip the mould into the batter until ¾ of mould is covered from the batter & dip it in oil.
For my luck, Kokis was removed when I dipped in oil, anyway keep a skewer or chopstick to remove Kokis from the mould if need.(If you noticed,I have used a very less amount of oil to fry my 1st Kokis,Because I had a doubt & didn't want to waste oil :) )


Fry Kokis until golden brown & remove from oil & allow draining oil.


From 2nd Kokis onward, do not dip the mould more time in hot oil. Just dip in oil & dip in batter. Batter will stick with the mould.



Finally Kokis is ready to serve. Store them in air tight bottles/containers to keep the crispiness.

Kokis were soft & tastier. I guess it is because of adding some all purpose flour to the mix. In Sri Lankan recipe; kokis is cooked using only Rice flour. I made this variation to the recipe according to Rice cookies/Rosette cookies recipes from other countries.



If you are in abroad and looking for a kokis mould ,try this Rosette Iron set.


 



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27 comments:

  1. Your kokis have turned out perfect...great work Amy. I am so glad that my idea of seasoning the mould worked out for you. Thanks for the mention..hugs :)

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  2. cookies look good. loved your cool mould :)
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    Kavi
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  3. luv this vry much........my kid fav

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  4. Beautiful Kokis!! :) Wishing you the best for 2012... may all your dreams come true!! ~ Ramona

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  5. This has got to be a favorite for kids! Thanks you for this!

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  6. Lovely recipe, Amy! I have eaten kokis but am yet to make them. The kokis look very tempting. I want to pass on an Inspirational Award to you. I know you have already received tons of them but still not from me. :) Please check out my blog when you have some more free-time.

    http://rathaisrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/12/tekaka-and-inspirational-award.html

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  7. amy, those cookies are so special. i love the cookie molds too! i've never heard of tumeric in a cookie before, how unique! welcome to our #cookielove bloghop :)

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  8. Wow Amy, I have heard sagas of the mould sticking and the Koki's being a Pain.. but yours are looking so beautiful and well done. I have never eaten any kokis before, now have to find a Sri Lankan store near home to taste them.
    Love Ash,

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  9. Delicious..Yummy one to try it asap

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  10. they look pretty and yummy, nice recipe..

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  11. Yummy we have a similar version in Kerala too...

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  12. Follow you back. Thanks for stopping by Made.By.Jess

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  13. Hi Amy, these cookies look so good and pretty also. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  14. Hi! Stopping by and now following (via FB and GFC) from Tots & Me Hop. Blessings and Happy New Year!

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  15. delicious looking kokis happy holidays

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  16. My greetings from France! After visiting your blog, I could not leave without putting a comment.
    I congratulate you on your blog!
    Maybe I would have the opportunity to welcome you on mine too!
    My blog is in french, but on the right is the Google translator!
    good day
    cordially
    Chris
    http://sweetmelody87.blogspot.com/

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  17. Awesome! :)

    Happy New year to u and ur loved ones, Amy! :)

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  18. On my own opinion, I think that Kokis (Rosette Cookies/Rice Cookies)is really delicious. I have already have a taste of this kokis before and I really like it. I know that I would be needing its recipe on making some of it some time.

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  19. this cookies are new to me. It looks so cute and awesome. I am your new follower now.

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  20. The kokis we made are sticking whilst frying. How can you prevent sticking

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    1. sticking in the mould? put the mould in hot oil for some days to season the mould.Instructions are given in the post on how to season the mould....

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  21. Hi, where did you get the mould?

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    1. Are you in Singapore?If so,I bought this in a shop @ AMK.If you drop me an email,I will send the exact location.Also saw these moulds in a shop @ Whampo.

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