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Wednesday 8 July 2020

Pulut Inti

It has been raining daily here and with the cooling weather it makes me feel craving for some Malaysian desserts lately 😆.

Today I have made this simple Pulut Inti (Steamed Glutinuous Rice with Grated Coconut Topping). 

(Makes about 7 to 8 pieces)

180gm glutinous rice
125ml thick coconut milk
½ tsp salt
20 pcs blue pea flowers, rinse washed
30ml hot boiling water
1 pandan leaf,  cut into 2" or 3"

Coconut Filling
45gm palm sugar, roughly chop 
½ tbsp brown sugar
30ml water
½ grated coconut flesh
½ cornflour
1 pandan leaf, knotted

Banana leaves, cut into 5"×6", and lightly blanched the leaves to soften it

Add the blue pea flower in a small bowl and pour in the hot boiling water. Let it sit for 15 minutes.  Sieve through a strainer and press the flowers with a spoon to squeeze out more blue colouring. Set aside.

Combine the glutinous rice, coconut milk and salt in your steaming  plate. Mix till well combined.  Scatter the cut pandan leaves on top and steam for 20 minutes. Stir the rice occasionally till the rice is cooked. 

Remove ¼ of the rice and stain with the blue colouring.  Return the blue coloured rice to the steamer and cook another 5 minutes.  (Or you can just sprinkle the blue pea colour on to the rice). Remove from heat. Fluff the rice with a pair of chopsticks and mix the white and blue rice together. Set aside. (If u have extra banana leaves, covered with it).

To cook the filling.
Add the palm sugar, brown sugar, pandan leaf and water in a medium size saucepan. Cook till the sugars melted. (You may want to strain the sugar syrup as there might be some residue from the palm sugar).  Add in the grated coconut and cornflour and stir till all are well combined and thickens up. Dish up and let cool.

To assemble 
Place about 2 tbsp or 50gm of the cooked glutinous rice in the centre of banana leaf and top with one heap tablespoon coconut filling on top .
Fold up the longer sides to the centre to overlap slightly. Tuck in the two ends under the parcel. Place on to your serving plate or tray. 

I'm generous with my coconut filling 😊😜