2021 Apr 5
It’s April already, and you know what that means – Avurudu is right around the corner! While this time of the year brings with it much merriment, togetherness and unity, it also brings fun and exciting games, auspicious rituals and best of all, delicious Avurudu kavili! While it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to get your kavili, here’s Pulse making your life a little easier with a list of places in Colombo you can buy kavili from, both online and physical stores.
Aunty D. is a full-time mom working a little magic in the kitchen whenever she’s got time on her hands. She brings to you easy and fast recipes with a twist of Sri Lankan spices and cooking techniques. This Avurudu season, she brings you three different Kavili boxes. The items that can be found in these boxes are kokis, konda kavum, mung kavum, naarang kavum, athirasa, aasmi, pol toffee, rulang, udu walalu, kaludodol and Aunty D’s signature vanilla cake. The kavili and quantity vary from each box and they are priced at LKR 4,500, LKR 6,900 and LKR 10,500.
Kavili by Events and Rents
Specialising in kavili, not only during Avurudu but also throughout the year is Kavili by Events and Rents. Their Special Avurudu Hamper can be purchased at LKR 1950 and consists of konda kavum/athirasa (5), kokis (15), aasmi (5), dodol (5), aluwa (10), unduwal (10) and mung kavum (10).
We are Ceylon
We are Ceylon is currently offering a special promotion on their Avurudu Kavili Box priced at LKR 2950 with free delivery, which would otherwise cost LKR 3950. The box includes konda kavum (6), mung kavum (6), athirasa (6), pani aluwa (6), kokis (10), milk toffee (10), pol toffee (10) and betel leaves (10). The offer ends on 8th April!
Oh My Platter!
With platters having made their way onto many beautiful spreads for any and all occasions, why not get a platter for Avurudu too? Enter, Oh My Platter with their Avurudu Kavili Platter comprising kavum, kokis, mung kavum, milk toffee, pol toffee, dodol, unduwal and banana bread for LKR 3600.
The Toffee Kade
Their Rasa Kavili Boxes are gift wrapped in tie-dye cloth, inspired by the “kurruni Petti” which were sent out to friends and relations in the years gone by. They consist of konda kavum, kokis, mung kavum, athirasa, unduwal, aasmi, and milk toffee and are available in two sizes: small (LKR 1250) and large (LKR 2150). 10-piece boxes of the kavili mentioned can be purchased too (LKR 350 to 550).
Contact number – 0714 704 500
Delivery available – delivery dates: 12 April 2021 (pre-order before 4 April 2021) and 18 April 2021 (pre-order before 11 April 2021)
Pickup available – Horton Place
Instagram – @the.toffee.kade
Mama’s Pot offers Avurudu Kavili Hampers in two sizes. The small hamper (LKR 2000) contains kokis, konda kavum, mung kavum, athirasa, aggala, wali thalapa and aluwa – 5 pieces each (the big hamper [LKR 3600] contains 10 pieces each) – and 3 pieces of aasmi (the big hamper consists 5). You can even buy the mentioned kavili separately, ranging from LKR 25 to 45 per piece.
Heavenlicious’ kavili are made from premium ingredients like organic Suwandhal rice flour and high-quality treacle. They offer Kavili Boxes in 3 sizes: small (LKR 3500), medium (LKR 5500) and large (7500). They also have Avurudu cakes in-store; 1 kg ribbon cake (LKR 2500), 1 kg chocolate cake (LKR 3000) and 600 g date cake (LKR 1300).
Preparing both a 5-person Kavili Wattiya (LKR 3750) – inclusive of konda kavum (5), mung kavum (5), kokis (10), chocolate kokis (5), unduwal (5), aasmi (5), aluwa (5), naarang kavum (5), 250 g butter cake, and 250 g bibikkan – and platters for 5 (LKR 3300), 10 (LKR 6250), 15 (LKR 9550), and 20 (LKR 12500) people, Pudding etc. has got something for everyone! Kavili are separately available too!
Celebrating this Sinhala and Tamil New Year with Avurudu treats by offering free delivery within Colombo 1-15 and suburbs, Sugar Cloud has a Home Made Avurudu Pack in store, priced at LKR 3500, containing mung kavum (25), kokis (25), athirasa (25), walithalapa (25) and dodol (500 g).
Contact number – 0714 093 086
Delivery available – delivery date: 12 April 2021 (pre-order before 10 April 2021)
Pickup available – address: 175/7, 8th Lane, Pasal Mawatha, Halpita, Polgasowita
Instagram – @sugarcloudsl
An online store catering to all your Avurudu needs, Wishque has various kavili options: Avurudu Delights Sweets Hamper (LKR 5950), Sri Lankan Sweet Platter (LKR 4500), Assorted Kavili Pack (LKR 5250), Avurudu Kavili Hampers (Medium – LKR 4500 and Large – LKR 6950) and separate 10-piece packs of kavili as well.
Introducing their limited edition Kavili in a Box, with Home Blends it’s an Avurudu Party! Inclusive of konda kavum (5), mung kavum (5), kokis (10), unduwal (3), aasmi (1), milk toffee (10), pol toffee (10) and one traditional clay lamp, this particular box would also make a great gift hamper to present to your loved ones this Avurudu season!
Being super considerate of their customers, Cakes 2.0’s Avurudu Hamper includes a cute nakath checklist free of charge. Both hampers on offer contain kokis, mung kavum, konda kavum, unduwal, and milk toffee (8 pieces each) and 2 pieces of aasmi, with the only difference between the two being the cake; one (LKR 4500) has a 500 g vanilla cake while the other (LKR 5000) has a chocolate one.
Contact number – 0741 990 020
Delivery available – free delivery in Colombo. Delivery date: 12 April 2021 (pre-order basis)
Pickup available – address: 17/1C, HPT Mawatha, Walpola, Aggona
Instagram – @cakes_2.0
Mass of Bees (MOB)
MOB offers 5 Avurudu packages, ranging from package #1 (LKR 3000) – konda kavum (15), kokis (15), aasmi (10), mung kavum (10), mung guli (10), and athirasa (10); #2 (LKR 4500) – to package #5 (LKR 10000) – konda kavum (60), kokis (70), aasmi (20), mung kavum (20), athirasa (20), date cake (500 g), aluwa (10), walithalapa (10), thalaballs (10), mung guli (10), malu ambul thiyal (500 g), chilli paste (100 g), maldives fish sambol (100 g) and seeni sambol (100 g).
The Dara Lipa
Facilitating islandwide delivery, The Dara Lipa claims to have gathered the “greatest achchis of all time” to handcraft some “gamey” sweetmeats for their customers. Their standard Avurudu Festive Box is enough for 4 people at LKR 2900 and contains 42 pieces of kavili in total. However, if you prefer larger quantities, they will customize boxes as per your requirement and budget.
Ensuring the vegans and vegetarians out there don’t miss out on yummy homemade Avurudu kavili, Cake Walk’s Avurudu Sweet Pack is 100% vegetarian and vegan and contains kokis (12), athirasa (12), mung kavum (12), milk toffee (12), konda kavum (6), aasmi (2), pol cake (350g), and seeni murukku (350g) at LKR 3700.
Contact number – 0722 327 551
Delivery available – Pre-order before 7 April 2021
Snack Wise Colombo
Snack Wise Colombo invites all SnackWisers to order their Signature Avurudu Kavili Boxes priced at LKR 4750. The box includes konda kavum (5), mung kavum (5), non-spicy kokis (10), aasmi (2), rice flour aluwa (3), thala kerali and bola (5), butter cake (250g) or dodol (200g), and a 10-piece assorted pack of Sri Lankan toffees/fudges. They also have Kavili Wattiyas and Kavili Bags. Also, we hear their ala dosi is as classic as it gets!
Introducing their Avurudu Kavili Box, ChocoBliss is offering their customers kokis (5), aluwa (5), konda kavum (5), milk/coconut toffees (5), chocolate chip cookies (4), and a 250g cake for LKR 1500. Individually, the prices are as follows: kokis (LKR 20), konda kavum (LKR 30), aluwa (LKR 25), milk toffee (LKR 25), and coconut toffee (LKR 25).
Five Star Bakers
With multiple outlets in the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia-Ratmalana area, Five Star Bakers has started selling Avurudu kavili to fill up your table this Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Their kavili (per piece) are priced as follows: konda kavum (LKR 50), athirasa (LKR 45), mung kavum (LKR 40), and kokis (LKR 20), so you can purchase the items as you please!
Little Star is most certainly famous amongst those living in Mount Lavinia for their delicious fish buns. They have mung kavum (LKR 50), konda kavum (LKR 55), athirasa (LKR 50), kokis (LKR 30), aluwa (LKR 50), naarang kavum (LKR 50) and aasmi (LKR 120) in store for all your kavili needs.
Contact number – 0112 729 361
The store for all things Lankan, Lakpahana celebrates our art and culture with all they have to offer; one such offering being Avurudu kavili. In store or online, Lakpahana has mung kavum (LKR 30), aasmi (LKR 50, kokis (LKR 15), konda kavum (LKR 30), 350 g kalu dodol (LKR 400), athirasa (LKR 30) for sale, so do keep them in mind this Avurudu season.
“The Cake and Pastry Shop” Caravan Fresh too has multiple outlets in and around Colombo so you can visit the one closest to you and order from their range of kavili, from aasmi (LKR 70) to aluwa (LKR 45), kokis (LKR 30) and even kiribath (3X3) and lunu miris (LKR 60), ambul thiyal (LKR 120 per portion) and chicken curry (LKR 90 per portion). They also sell 1 kg of seeni sambol at LKR 600!
Upali’s by Nawaloka Colombo
Colombo’s trusty authentic Sri Lankan restaurant Upali’s has Avurudu Hampers for sale priced at LKR 5000, but hurry up and reserve yours soon as they have only a limited quantity available from 5 April 2021 onwards. The hamper includes kokis, mung kavum, konda kavum, athirasa, aluwa, and milk toffee. They add in a bottle of kithul treacle, making this hamper all the more worth it.
Kahabath Gedara or KBG are offering 5 different types of kavili hampers which come in palmyrah baskets, ranging from LKR 2900 to LKR 6900, with various options, catering to your every need. An item that stood out for us in some of their hampers is the Sinhala achcharu. Kavili are sold separately as well. They have outlets in Pita Kotte, Battaramulla, and Kollupitiya for pickup or you can visit their website www.kahabathgedara.lk to order online.
Serving since 1884, Green Cabin is infamous for their delectable treats and their kavili are no exception. They are currently taking orders for konda kavum (LKR 55), mung kavum (LKR 55), kokis (LKR 40), aasmi (LKR 110), ambul banana (LKR 25) and koli kuttu banana (LKR 40). The minimum order quantity is 20 pieces.
Another trusted bakery in Colombo with plenty of outlets around Colombo, Sumanadisi Bakers offers konda kavum, mung kavum, dodol, muscat, aluwa and rulang toffee all priced at LKR 45 each. A 10-piece kokis pack would cost you LKR 150 and aasmi can be purchased at LKR 55 each. They also have 10-piece and 20-piece assorted packs so drop by to check them out!
Offering two Avurudu Kavili Boxes; 1 (LKR 3000): konda kavum (5), unduwal (5), mung kavum (5), narang kavum (5), kokis (10), aasmi (1), milk toffee (4), palmyrah leaf basket (1) and 2 (LKR 4500): konda kavum (5), athirasa (5), unduwal (5), mung kavum (5), narang kavum (5), aluwa (5), kokis (10), aasmi (2), sesame rolls (5), milk toffee (4), palmyrah leaf basket (1), Odel Delight is taking oders till 10 April 2021.
A convenient option with many locations, Fab is selling kavum at LKR 50 each, 8-piece pack of kokis for LKR 230, 8-piece pack of mung kavum for LKR 350, 6-piece pack of athirasa for LKR 230, aasmi at LKR 120 each, and 10-piece pack of milk toffee at LKR 250. They also have jaggery cake, love cake and butter cake for sale to complete your Avurudu spread!
This Avurudu season, Sen-Saal has got you covered with their mung kavum, konda kavum, and athirasa, all priced at LKR 50 each, kokis (LKR 40), aasmi (LKR 85) and kiri aluwa (LKR 85). So stop by any of their outlets to get your hands on their yummy goodies.
Contact number – 0772 277 683
So there you have it, our list of places to buy kavili. Here’s wishing all our readers a prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year!