Mallung or mallum is a favourite Sri Lankan dish which is prepared by finely chopping young green jackfruit and mixing with other ingredients and frying. Mallung is by design a very dry dish which has very less or no sauce. By frying the liquids from ingredients are evaporated. This delicious malluma is prepared with tender jackfruit.
1/2 Kg of green Kos either fresh, dehydrated or canned
3 finely sliced green chillies
1 medium onion finely sliced
1/4 teaspoon of Turmeric powder
1/8 cup water
salt to taste
3 tablespoons of scraped coconut, or desicated Coconut
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds – lightly crushed in pestle and mortar
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cloves of garlic crushed
4 curry leaves
Finely shred the canned Cos.
In a large pan, Mix the Kos, green chillies, onion, turmric, salt and water. Close the pan cook until the jackfruit is tender and the water has evaporated.
Add the crushed msutard seeds and pepper to the pan along with coconut, crushed garlic and curry leaves. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes.
Server with warm boiled rice.