Mung Kawum Recipe

Mung Kawum or Green Gram Kawum is very famous in Awurudhu season. It’s really easy to cook Mung Kwum if you follow correct steps.


  • Roasted green gram flour - 250g
  • Rice flour - 250g (For the batter)
  • Rice flour - 200g (To mix with green gram flour)
  • Rice flour - 200g (For dusting)
  • All purpose flour - 100g
  • Sugar - 250g
  • Coconut honey - 1/2 cups
  • Eggs - 01
  • Salt - 02 tsp
  • Coconut milk - 02 cups
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Roast rice flour that we need for the batter around 03mins.
  • Roast rice flour that we mix with green gram flour around 02 mins.
  • To make sugar syrup, put a small amount of sugar to your frying pan and let it melt under low heat while stirring continuously.
  • When sugar becomes dark brown add one cup of hot water.
  • Then add remaining sugar, 01 tsp of salt and another cup of water.
  • Cook this under low heat while stirring.
  • To check whether your sugar syrup is ready, get a small amount of sugar syrup to your spoon and pour it down. If it pours down like a thick line this has come to the right level.
  • Now get around 1/2 cup from this and keep this aside. This can be used while adding flour.
  • Thereafter, add coconut honey to the remaining sugar syrup and cook around 01-02 mins.
  • Add roasted green gram flour and mix.
  • Add rice flour and mix.
  • Add all purpose flour and mix.
  • Once this is mixed well, touch this dough with your fingers. If it doesn’t stick to your fingers this dough has come to the right level.
  • Then, get your board or tray and dust it with rice flour.
  • Transfer the kawum mixture into this board.
  • Level and make this thin while dusting with roasted rice flour.
  • Now cut this into diamond shapes.
  • To make the batter, beat an egg little and dd coconut milk and 01 tsp of salt and mix.
  • Add rice flour little by little and mix. If you like you can add little bit of all purpose flour also.
  • Mix this until this becomes a thick batter.
  • Here some people and turmeric powder into this batter to get more yellow colour to kawum. If you like you can add 01 tsp of turmeric powder into this.
  • Once oil is heated well, dip kawum in the batter and put into oil.
  • When kawum becomes golden brown get them out of oil and keep on a tissue or a net.
  • Once you are done with making all kawum, let them cool down and then store in an air tight container.


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