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recipe image Astra Mung Kavum
  • new-year-s-day
  • snack
  • new-year
  • medium
  • beans--legumes-and-pulses
  • asian
  • snack
  • candy-and-sweets
  • nut-free

Mung Kavum

Astra Mung Kavum

Mung Kavum is one of the traditional sweets from Sri Lanka which is mostly take place the dining table of New Year in April & other ceremonial events.

traditional sweets

  • Preparation time
    30 minutes
  • Ready In1 hour
  • Servings
  • Medium


  • rice 450 grams
  • dried mung beans 900 grams
  • light treacle 450 millilitres
  • Astra 15 grams
  • salt to taste
  • vegetable oil for deep-fat frying
  • rice flour 225 grams
  • coconut milk 150 millilitres
  • egg 1
  • salted to taste
  • turmeric Pinch

Nutritional values (per serving)

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


  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. On a saucepan, pour in the treacle and boil. Then gradually add the prepared flour and stir the mixture. Once the mixture begins to thicken, add Astra and salt. Transfer the thickened mixture onto an aluminum tray and let it cool for a while. Add about 1/2 cup water onto the saucepan and stir until you get a thick, syrup like, consistency. Remove from heat and add small amounts of this syrup with the flour mixture in the aluminum tray. Roll the flour mixture into a 1/2” - 1/4″ thick block. Cut it to the shape you prefer. Now, in a separate bowl, prepare the batter by mixing the batter ingredients well. Dip your cut pieces into the batter and deep fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.