Astra Mung Kavum
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  • child-friendly
  • lunchbox
  • make-ahead
  • dessert
  • sweets
  • new-year
  • medium
  • butter
  • budget
  • party
  • dinner-party
  • asian
  • deep-fry
  • supper
  • tea
  • snack
  • dessert
  • egg-free
  • pregnancy-safe
  • wheat-free
  • lactose-free
  • vegetarian
  • nut-free
  • paleo-diet
  • vegan
  • gluten-free
  • dairy-free

Astra Mung Kavum

Astra Mung Kavum

Traditionally made during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations, Mung Kavum is a not-so-sweet delicacy made with love and deep-fried goodness. A perfect treat for all ages, you could invite in anyone you like, to help you prepare your special Mung Kavum recipe. Here’s how to make them!

Traditionally made during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations, Mung Kavum is a not-so-sweet delicacy made with love and deep-fried goodness. A perfect treat for all ages, you could invite in anyone you like, to help you prepare your special Mung Kavum recipe. Here’s how to make them!

  • Preparation time
     
    20 minutes
  • Ready In30 minutes
  • Servings
     
    10 portions
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • 225 grams of rice flour
  • 150 ml coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of Tumeric
Ingredients
  • 450 grams rice flour
  • 900 grams Mung flour
  • 450 mL Kithul treacle syrup
  • 15 grams Astra
  • salt to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying

Nutritional values (per serving)
 

Nutritional information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

Instructions

Method
  1. Pour the rice and mung flour into a bowl and mix until evenly combined. Set it aside. You’ll need it in the next step.
  2. On a saucepan, pour in the treacle and boil.
  3. Then gradually add the prepared flour and stir the mixture. Once the mixture begins to thicken, add Astra and salt.
  4. Transfer the thickened mixture onto an aluminum tray and let it cool for a while.
  5. Add about 1/2 cup water onto the saucepan and stir until you get a thick, syrup like, consistency
  6. Remove from heat and add small amounts of this syrup with the flour mixture in the aluminum tray.
  7. Roll the flour mixture into a 1/2” - 1/4″ thick block. Cut it to the shape you prefer.
  8. Now, in a separate bowl, prepare the batter by mixing the batter ingredients well.
  9. Dip your cut pieces into the batter and deep fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.
And that’s how you make everybody’s favourite Sri Lanka treat for your delight. Check out our other recipes, you’ll love them!