Mallung is a popular Sri Lankan food which we cook greens with fresh grated coconut. Sri Lanka is a country with lot of coconut trees. Therefore, our Sri Lankan cooking is always partner with coconut based products either coconut cream, fresh coconut or even coconut oil.
For this mallum recipe, it is better if you grate carrot using a grater instead of cutting big chunks. Anyway, if you don’t like grating, slice carrot into thin pieces and follow the recipe.
Hope you’ll like this recipe and try this when you cook carrot next time.
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Here is the recipe for Carrot mallun.(Carrot with fresh grated coconut)
Recipe: Carrot Mallung (Carrot with Grated Coconut)
Ingredients: (for 2-3 servings)
2 medium sized Carrot
½ medium sized onion sliced
1 sprig curry leaves
½ tspn mustard seeds
3-4 dried red chilies
1-2 green chilies
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tspn red chili powder
½ tspn raw curry powder
1” Piece of cinnamon
½ cup fresh grated coconut
2 tbspn cooking oil
Salt to taste
First, wash remove the skin and grate the carrot. Instead of grating, you can also slice carrot into small thin pieces.
Grind fresh coconut into a fine paste together with green chili, red chili, curry powder and turmeric powder. Keep aside.
Now we are ready to cook carrot.
Heat oil in a pan.
When oil is hot, add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds start to pop out, add onion, red dried chili and curry leaves.
Stir fry till onion become tender and start emitting the aroma.
At this stage, add grated carrot to this and mix well.
Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Then add fresh coconut paste which we kept aside together with fenugreek seeds and cinnamon piece.Mix well.
Cover and cook for another 4-5 minutes till carrot is fully cooked.
Add salt as per taste. Mix well.
Carrot mallung is ready to serve with plain rice.