"Most meals in Sri Lanka are made up of an array of dishes and more often than not feature a mallung," says Carey. "Mallung is a shredded vegetable dish that's lightly cooked, generally without fat of any kind, with fresh coconut and any array of spices and chilli, almost like a warm salad. There is a huge range of bitter, medicinal and wild greens that you can use. This recipe is a very simple cabbage version with butter and only very gently spiced."
Pictured with O Tama Carey's rhubarb achcharu.