Saw Dodol / Walithalapa OR Saw Aluwa (Mixture of Steamed Pittu & Sugar Syrup) – Sri Lankan Sweet
4 Steamed Pittu Bamboos
2 – 3 cups sugar
5 cardamom pods (split)
Salt to taste
Break the Pittu bamboos in to small parts and keep it aside.
Ready a board greased with oil all over the surface. Keep it aside.
Also ready a piece of oil paper greased with little oil too.
Heat a large pan in medium heat. Add the boiled water, cardamom and sugar into the pan and stir the mixture till sugar dissolves and the mixture should be bit thick. (If you pour it from little height, it should be falls like a thin thread.)
Take the pan from the heat.
Now add the pittu, into the sugar syrup and mix it well.
In the end all the pittu parts should be attached together and form a ball.
Transfer the mixture to the board which ready made and flatten down it with the help of oil paper.
Mark the lines on the mixture as square shape and let it cool.
When its cool, cut the pieces and separate it
Cover it and keep it or you can place the pieces in an airtight container.
This is a Sri Lankan sweet specially making for, to have as an evening snack and the Sinhala & Tamil New Year. And also for the traditional occasions too.
When you are working with sugar syrup be carful because it’s try to get hard the mixture very soon. If you feels the mixture is too hard put some boiled water and mix it well.