Kithul Palm is a very beautiful tree with lots of flowers and leaves. Some used to grow them in front of the houses for its beauty. It supplies us treacle, toddy, and this flour I used to make this slice.
People fees elephants with leaves and trunks too. The wood is taken for building houses and household items.
When cut down a tree people use to crush the tender part of the trunk and then soak in water and collect the flour for their cooking. It believes that it has lots of aurvedic medicinal values too, specially for high blood pressure.
Long time ago when i was doing my difficult service I used to buy from the little shops along the roads in Meda Mahanuwara.
Kithul Piti Kenda/ Thalapa
- - 250g of Kitul Flour
- - 125g of Sugar or kithul palm treacle
- - 1 Can of Coconut Milk
- - Water
- - Salt
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl.
- Mix well.
- Cook on low heat until it thickens.
- if making Kenda add more water and cook runny.
- Serve hot or cold.