Mun Keum is a sweet that is belonged to Sri Lanka. It is a deep-fried sweet. It is made from green gram flour and sugar syrup/honey. It is also known as oil cake.
It is served in many festivals. It is a special and compulsary sweet that served in Sinhala and Tamil New Year. It is also served for Sri Lankan wedding, almsgiving. These keum is mostly diamond shaped and yellow.
Let’s try to make Mun Keum
- 1 Large Pot
- 500 g Green gram flour
- 1 kg Rice flour
- 1 cup Coconut milk
- 2 bottles Coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp Saffron powder
- 750 g Sugar
- Wheat flour For covering
- If there is no green gram or rice flour, take 500g of green grams & 500g of rice and then fry them separately and make flour.
- If there is no honey take sugar 750g. Then add about a pinch of water and make a sugar syrup.
- If there is honey, put it into a pan and put the pan on the stove.
- Once the sugar syrup or honey reaches the threading point, remove it from the stove.
- Add all the green gram flour to the sugar syrup or honey and mix well.
- Then add enough rice flour to that mixture and cook on low heat. (The flour should be boiled so that it doesn't stick to the hands.)
- Sprinkle the fried flour on a tray and place the boiled green gram flour on it.
- Thin it well and cut the pieces to the desired shape.
- Add wheat flour to the coconut milk and mix well to make a flour cover.
- Add saffron powder and salt to it and dissolve.
- Cover the flour mixture on the cut pieces.
- Then take a flat pan, put oil in it and put it on the stove and fry the covering cut pieces in the pan while the boils.
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