Monday, March 23, 2015

Kuih Sagu Kukus (Steamed Sago Cake)


Nothing, literally, none can come close to our Malaysian sweet desires (Malaysian Banana Pancake & Mandarin Orange Sorbet). Malaysian sweet delights are the best in the world. I know so. Stop doubting me. If you don't agree with me, that's your problem, not mine, please don't make your problem mine. I also don't care too hoots on your opinion, even if you are a Malaysian, better still, if you are from other parts of the world or you only glorify Western desserts (Peach Raisin Bread Pudding & Strawberry Shortcake), go fly kites. I definitely, as you know or don't, love our Malaysian sweet loves, though I am a not a big pig. Our kuih-muih/local delicacies are simply the best treat for anytime of the day. In fact, we Malaysians can start our day with kuih-muih, between the savory (Cheesy Bread Rolls, Lemongrass Lamb Kebab, Yong Tau Foo & Instant Curry Laksa) and sweet version, and we do stretched our longing for kuih-muih till anytime of the day (Coconut Jelly Mango, Pandan/Screwpine Cheesecake & Wajik/Glutinous Rice Cake).


Basically, our kuih-muih, obviously should for tea time, but knowing us Malaysians, as I have said, we love kuih-muih all the time and anytime of the day (Coconut Red Bean Ice Cream). No wonder, Malaysians call be rolly pollies, then again, elsewhere too, obesity is a major concern. Too much of sugar we all know is not good for health. Therefore, potentially, as long as we don't over do it with gawking kuih-muih (Bingka Pisang) , we all can be picture perfect Facebook or Instagram fine. Oh, of course, if you still insist on deceiving others because you are shy about your shape, feel free to adjust your fatty liabilities with beauty apps. No big deal anyway. Many I know are doing it, after all anything is allowed for the sake of trending on social media.

Enough said, lets get down to business now. I shall now show you the way to making this Kuih Sagu Kukus/Steamed Sago Cake. Simple actually, opps, I better stop using the word simple (Gula Melaka Sorbet). I have been warned by my followers because they keep telling me that, just because I have no major qualms in cooking, actually that is because I cook quite regularly, I should stop using the word simple. Point noted followers (Honeydew Dessert & Pandan Poached Pear). To make this local delicacy, which is not alien to me, but those few times I made, it didn't turn out as expected. So, I had to consult some friends who kindly informed me that I should add some cornflour for bringing sagu together instead of they ending up sticky or runny. Done. I got the picture. Kuih Sagu Kukus (Steamed Sago Cake) turned out picture and taste fine (Rose Sago Gula Melaka), how about you making and letting me know on your level of satisfaction? I am as usual all ears for you. Bye. Take care everyone. 
Ingredients
200g/1 packet sago - soak in water for about an hour. In between rinse two or three times and drain off the water
4 to 5 pandan/screwpine leaves
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cornflour (to bind sago together)
Fresh grated coconut - as needed
Pinch of salt

Method
Blend/process pandan leaves with half cup of water.
Strain to extract the juice.
Pour into soaked sago.
Set aside for half an hour - to color and scent the sago.
Drain off the juice,
Gently mix sago with sugar and cornflour.
Pour into a lightly oiled baking tray/pan.
Steam till sago is translucent.
Remove from steamer and carefully cut into pieces.

Roll over coconut mixed with a pinch of salt.
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29 comments:

  1. interesting recipe...liked the flavour of grated coconut on top

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  2. So true!! Cooking on TV makes things look so clean and easy, whereas when I cook there's dirty pots and pans everywhere haha :)

    I was actually going to make something with sago the other day but then it completely slipped my mind as to what it was so I didn't make anything in the end. This looks so good though- I love the combination of pandan and coconut, and I love sago so definitely would love to try this!

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  3. These sago cakes look absolutely great, love that colour!

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  4. Loved the recipe..I like the coconut touch... I watch TV cooking shows just to kill time, but I really like homemade ones :)

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  5. oh, thats such a unique dish, never seen it before
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  6. O no..this post left me craving for coconut sweets and pregnancy cravings are hard to control!! Absolutely delicious post Nava <3

    Have a blessed week ahead!

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  7. Wow !!! this looks so delicious..i Don't know i could get screw pine leaves nearby.But i love to try these delicious cake for sure.

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  8. Very innovative... Color of the cake looks awesome :)

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  9. Those look yummy! I'd love to try those! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  10. This is new to me......looks so yumm and healthy...... :)

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  11. This looks so good, would love to taste it!!

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  12. I love sago in my desserts, but we use it very limited... this sago cake sounds so good, especially love that green color... can't agree to you more regarding the kitchen... even my kitchen is so warm that it can get really irritating at times... :)

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  13. i really loved the recipe and the way it looks :)

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  14. We made this during my school days. Very long time have not eaten this. Dont like those sold outside. full of coloring. I can imagine the nice taste of yours. With pandan and coconut...yum

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  15. my mum always cooked this, but she doesn't have the exact measurement, thanks for sharing.

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  16. All in all a healthy ,delicious & wonderful recipe .

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  17. Quite an interesting dish this is. Great presentation too..

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  18. looks yumm. i love any dish with coconut :D

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  19. Love how you've described home kitchen! So true! We just don't have that kind of luxury. Hahaha! Lovely desserts, dear! xoxo

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  20. This is a new dish for me..but superb recipe..a big thumbs up!!

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  21. Very interesting dish..loved the colour and that you have rolled it with coconut..yummy it looks

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  22. A steamed pudding that looks this delicious!! Love the look! Your post reminds me of all the washing up that I have to do. Summer is here and every little chore seems more exhausting now.:(

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  23. The dish looks awesome and colorful

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  24. nice! not an easy dish to make! Requires quite a good amount of effort!

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  25. An interesting dish...love its colour...yummmm

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  26. Colorful yummy dessert
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  27. this is a favourite, yours look so wow ... save some for me...

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