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Anyone for Konda Kawum? Heres the recipe:))) Dedicated Panna:))

Saturday, 17 September 2011 - 8:57 PM SL Time

2 measures white rice flour(raw)
2 cups all-purpose flour
6 cups coconut honey
1/2 or 3/4lbs. sugar
about 2 cups water

Soak the rice for about 3-4 hours.Pound and sieve with a very fine sieve. Put salt and knead the dough with honey and add the sugar to make the mixture to a thick pan cake batter consistency by adding water(cold). Leave for about 2 to 3hrs and cook kawuns in deep oil in a small frying pan.


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Wow Robin thambi..nice one..Thanks for sharing
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But to make Konda Kavum one must have the technique. The flicking of the raw dough up while poring boiling hot oil over it a art that only a few can muster.

But that you for the dedication Robins.
Edited By - Pannacotta - 17 Sep 2011 14:42:05 GMT
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Robin Archchi:

How to get the konde in konda kavum.

Besides, according to Thivya this is kondaai kevumai.

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This recipe is completly wrong...

Just like thiviyas Sri Lankan History..
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500g rice flour
100g steamed flour (all purpose)
25o ml (3/4 cup) Jaffna Palm sugar or kithul treacle
100g sugar

Oil for frying

. In a pan, mix treacle and sugar together.
. Put the pan on medium heat, cook until the treacle is boiled (don't over boil).
. Remove from heat and keep until it is slightly cool.
. Mix rice flour and steamed flour together.
. Put the flour mixture little at time to the treacle to make a thick batter.
. Heat the oil in the pan on medium heat.
. When oil is hot pour about 3 Tbsp of batter into a pan.

. Insert wooden skewer into a center of the batter and let the raw batter move up like a kondai (hair style of Tamil women in the ancient Tamil Nadu and in Tamil Eelam) while hitting hot oil on the top.

. When the Konda Paniyaram turned into a golden brown transfer it to a paper towel

(25o ml (3/4 cup) kithul treacle or Jaffna Palmsugar(panankatti) can be used.)

Happy New Year to the Tamils, Hindus and the misguided Sinhala Buddhists who celebrate the borrowed Tamil New Year. It is time to acknowledge the Tamil Hindu roots of the current Sinhala festivities


Edited By - Thivya - 17 Sep 2011 17:42:40 GMT
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Thiviya's aka watti amma's recipe also wrong... what a rubish recipe...

we never add steamed flour whne making kevum. ha..ha..haaa
and dont use suger specially for konda kevum... ha..ha..haaa
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The Sinhala word Kavum derived from the Tamil word Kaaram.
Kaaram- Kaavum- Kavum

Many are confused with the word Kaaram thinking it means hot, but actually here it means support/usefull. The kaaram in Tamil short eats, the Kaaram are assisting/supporting the main course of meal. Palakaaram means various short eats.

Tamil words having Kaa

Let's see the general meaning of some of the words that starts with Kaa one by one.

KAAL- Means Leg in Tamil, which gives the body its support, this word also means support in words like Panthakaal(Pandal support), KodiKaal(Tender support).

KAALVAAI(Canal) which supports water entering into fields, lakes or ponds. So something that suports us is Kaal. similarly there are many words like

KAALAI(Morning-Supporting time),

KaaLai(Bullock supporting animal), we are not getting anything direct from it like a cow, but it supports us in tilling the land.

AKKAL (Elder Sister, One who supports).

KAADU: Kaa+du means Moving in for Support , Vayal Kaadu (Fields), Mukkaadu(hoods, Face/head Protection, hoods that protects one s head and or face). Kaadu( Forests where ancient people go for hunting,gathering fruits, woods etc. ) so Kaadu is the first supporting place for early man.

KAAI - non ripen fruits/vegetables): Kaai(not ripen fruits) cannot be eaten as it is, It should be used as a supportive food along with something main. So Kaai is always a support for our main food. But Kani/Palam(ripen fruits) can be eaten as it is.

KAA+VADI- (It means Helping/Protecting/Guiding/Supporting every foot one take) this is practice of walking with some penance to God s temple, Thinking that they will get the HELP for every foot they take.

KAAR- Kaar Mekam (Usefull/Giving cloud), many wrongly thinks this means black cloud,

KAATRU- Air, which is Life Supporting, we take it without us knowing.

KAARAI- Kaaram- Perunkaayam(Supporting items in food preparation, the Masalaas etc),

KAARTHIKAI- (Giving period,Raining period),

KAARIKAI- (Giving women or task),

KAARIYAM- (Giving/Kodukkkum Seyal)

Another word SILAPATHIKAARAM(one of the Tamil epics) means Silambu+Athi+Kaaram (Anklet+Original(First)+Usefull) athikaaram in Tamil refers to something that's original(First) and useful.

KAARTHIKAI: Tamil month name, Kaar+Thikai means Support + Condition + Possession referring to the favorable condition that is the rainy season.

KAAPIYAM: Kaapu means help, Ennai Kaapaatra yaarum illai means there's no one to help me. Kaapu also means bangles, threads around the wrist. Initially people started wearing these things, thinking that it will HELP them, its a kind of ritualistic practice that HELPS in increasing people's confidence to do some tasks. Valai kaapu is a similar practice done to pregnant women, to help them in gaining confidence to face their first child birth.

THOLKAAPIYAM(Ancient Guide/Help)- the Tamil s grammar Guide or Help. Literally it could mean, That which protects the old/previous

Edited By - Thivya - 17 Sep 2011 18:03:30 GMT
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we never add steamed flour whne making kevum, dont use suger specially for konda kevum

It is a Westernized recepie. :))

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Kaali Amma is self immolating with kaaaaaaaaaaaaaa words in LNP

kaaaaaaaaaaaala and reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeela

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It is a Westernized recepie. :))


Kevum is not Westerners sweets..

It is sri lankan...only sweet.. you cant see it in anywhere else.

Hey foolish cant change recipes or History or anything as you like.. then it won't work..

You exhibit your utter foolishness in LNP just like foolish village women. I feel sorry for you..

Edited By - veer - 17 Sep 2011 18:16:46 GMT
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