Wattalapam – the recipe



Wattalapam (egg pudding with spices)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sri Lanka
Servings 8 people


  • Butter for buttering the ramekins

For the pudding:

  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 8 eggs

For the syrup:

  • 200 g raw sugar
  • 60 ml water


  • Preheat oven to 160 °C

Sugar syrup:

  • Place sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat until golden and syrupy, then cool.


  • Place milk and spices in a saucepan and heat to almost boiling point. Then remove from heat and add the coconut milk.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar syrup together and add to the milk mixture. Mix everything well.
  • Pour the mixture into the previously buttered ramekins.
  • Place the ramekins in a casserole dish – the casserole dish half filled with hot water.
  • Put the casserole dish with the ramekins in it into the oven preheated to 160°C. Let the pudding thicken in the oven (about 50 minutes).
Keyword Eggpudding, Wattalapam

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