Monday, March 23, 2015

Kuih Sagu Kukus (Steamed Sago Cake)


Kuih-Muih was my all time growing up years memories. Not to say I don't indulge in our local delicacies anymore (Wajik Pulut, Kuih Buah Melaka, Malaysian Sago Pudding & Bingka Pisang) but, sparingly and mostly during occasions instead of making at home, or sometimes I do buy from the Malay shops. Why not making at home? Basically, no takers. My other half-half need to control his sugar intake due to he must keep his diabetes in control, whereas myself. I am without a doubt free from more sugar in my body, but sugar by itself, I am quite cautious. My concern primarily is, what if I become a sugar victim if I don't limit my sugar intake and the other reason, sugar can lift my weight higher. As it is, I easily put on weight and if I don't exercise? Worst and what about what sugar doing further disaster (Honeydew Sago).


When then to making Kuih Sagu Kukus (Steamed Sago Cake). To keep in touch. To say hi to Kuih Sagu Kukus instead of falling behind on how to make. What are the ingredients for Kuih Sagu Kukus? How far can we go for our kuih-muih? Not very far right? We need sago/sagu (Pumpkin Sago Dessert), pandan leaves (Pandan Cheesecake), sugar, cornflour, coconut and salt. That's it for this truly our Malaysian dessert. Soft, wobbly, pandan leaves scented and coconut coated. Yum! My recipe? Oh please. Go ahead. I, as far as I know, have never let anyone down. I am as authentic and truthful as this Kuih Sagu Kukus (Steamed Sago Cake)  
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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