Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Grandma Original 'Cendol'


This dish is named after its the main ingredient, Cendol , short strands of cooked dough made with green pea flour and the green juice of pandan leaves. When we were children we called cendol 'green worms". It is served with shaved ice and plenty of fresh santan (coconut cream) and gula melaka (palm sugar).

Ingredients

* i) 100 g of palm sugar (or brown
* sugar)
* ii) 2 pandan leaves (or pandan
* artificial flavour)
* iii)One packet of cendol
* iv) 100 g of red beans
* 500ml of fresh coconut milk
* v) 2 tablespoons of water
* Some ice-cubes


Directions

1. Smash or chop the palm sugar/brown sugar up. Place it in a saucepan with a little water, just enough to cover. On low heat, melt the sugar. Let it cool.

2. Now, the coconut, put it into a muslin bag to squeeze over a bowl to get the coconut milk.

3. The Cendol is almost ready. Place some cendol in a bowl, shave some ice onto it. Pack the ice a bit so it doesn't melt so quickly. A mini MT Fuji shape is the default. Drizzle with coconut milk and palm sugar according to taste.
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