05 March 2013

Clitoria Flower Glutinous Rice Cake (Pulut Tai Tai 3)


Do you remember that I bought the blue pea flower or clitoria flower from my trip to Malacca sometime in Nov 2011? yes... it comes with me too ... hehehe! I place the dry flowers in zipper bag and keep it in the freezer, this is the way to let it stay in good condition for long period :) 

I'm glad that I have these flowers with me or else it will be very difficult for me to get it here. This is the third time I make the glutinous rice cake and I'm using my previous recipe which is original from My Kitchen Snippets








600g glutinous rice, wash and soak overnight
350ml coconut milk (I used 200ml)
150ml warm water
4 pandan leaves 
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
10 blue pea flowers, soak in warm water, crush it to extract the blue colouring

Steps:
1. Wash rice and divide it into two equal portion. Soak one part in water and another part in the blue pea flowers juice. Leave them overnight. Soak the rice overnight will help in steaming process.
2. Drain both the rice, put them side by side on steaming tray. Warm the coconut milk, sugar and salt in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and mix well.
3. Drizzle in about half of the coconut milk into the rice. Arrange the pandan leaves on top of the rice and steam the rice over rapid boiling water for 10 mins.
4. Remove the steaming tray, put the pandan leaves aside, mix both rice together and drizzle the balance of the coconut milk, put pandan leaves back on top of the rice again and continue to steam for another 15 mins or until the rice is done.
5. Remove the steaming tray, discard pandan leaves, even out the rice with a spoon and using a banana leaf or aluminum foil press down the rice until well compact.
6. If possible put something heavy to weigh down the rice. Leave it cool.
7. Slice the rice cakes and serve it with coconut jam.




20 comments:

  1. haha, my next post also abt this kuih, now i eat yours, tomorrow i pay u double, yummy yummy!

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    1. Eileen, come and eat as much as you want :DD yes, I love glutinous rice is yummy!

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  2. 这个是我喜欢的nyonya kuih 也。

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    1. 我也是喜欢,是小时常吃的糕 :)

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  3. Wah u managed to import the dried flower with u? Hehe..... Good one! This kuih looks so good. ...I may want to make nyonya kuih this week.... So many projects on hand but have limited time in my kitchen nowadays.

    Like this kuih to go with kaya...yum!

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    1. Li Shuan, I love nyonya kuih and really can't live without it :) luckily I do pick up a bit of kuih making skill in Singapore.

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  4. Hi Ah Tze, nice to see you settling down and cooking up a storm:D I too made this kuih recently because I found some fresh flowers outside:D

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    1. Jeannie, lucky you! Do treasure what you can get over there, as over here, is difficult and expensive to get lot of what we always love.

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  5. Your nyony kuih look so pretty! I made this once but dropped half of it on to the floor.... :DD

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    1. Ann, next time don't dislodge kuih when it is still hot, let it cool down and it will be fine when come to cutting. come, this round share mine with you :)

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  6. So this recipe used 10 flowers, that means you still have a long supply of the flower! It must be good to have something authentic in a foreign country, isn't it?

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    1. Jessie, I still got two bags of dried flowers, you want some?

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  7. 我来吃kuih咯。。。。顺便也把食谱带回家了!嘻嘻~~
    谢谢你的分享哦!^o^

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  8. Hi ah Tze,

    Did you bring these back to Melbourne? Can the Australian quarantine willing to allow these to pass? I never dare to bring these flowers (even in their dried form) into Australia...

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, I did declare I have food stuff with me, a big bag of them :) Actually, when my trip to visit my sister time, I also brought some food stuff for her, I always declare it to the Australian custom officials.

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  9. i also like to eat , TQ for sharing , but can i find out 150ml warm water add in where?

    from Joselin

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    1. Joselin, the water has to be added to the rice for steaming it until cook. The boiling water is another portion of water for placing in pot. It will depend on hot big your steamer is.

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  10. where did you buy the flowers?? can i have the cntact or name of the place?? thanks in advance

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