Kuih Sago is made from small sago pearls, its texture is soft but chewy. This recipe uses natural colouring to make this nice-looking and delicious Kuih Sago with Gula Melaka and Shredded Coconut.

CHINESE VERSION: 椰糖椰丝沙谷糕

 

Kuih Sago with Gula Melaka and Shredded Coconut | MyKitchen101en

(*Pandan juice: Blend together 110 ml of water and 10 g of pandan leaves until very fine, measure out 110 ml of pandan juice.)

Directions:

1 Line the bottom of 8-inch (20-cm) square baking pan with banana leaf, then coat with oil.

2 Line another 8-inch (20-cm) square baking pan with non-stick baking paper.

 

3 Grate gula Melaka block into fine gula Melaka.

4 Rinse sago pearls with hot boiling water, drain and divide into 3 equal portions.

5 For pandan layer: Mix together pandan juice, coconut milk, salt and sugar, add to 1 portion of sago, mix well. Set aside to soak for 30 minutes. Then, add in shredded coconut, mix well.

6 For gula Melaka layer: Mix together water, coconut milk and salt, add to 1 portion of sago, mix well. Set aside to soak for 30 minutes. Then, add in shredded coconut, mix well.

7 For white-blue layer: Mix together water, coconut milk, salt and sugar, add to 1 portion of sago, mix well. Set aside to soak for 30 minutes. Then, add in shredded coconut, mix well.

8 Spread pandan layer sago evenly in the baking pan lined with banana leaf.

9 Spread gula Melaka layer sago in a thin layer on a large plate.

10 Steam pandan layer sago and gula Melaka layer sago over medium-high heat for 15-17 minutes.

11 Add in bunga telang juice randomly to white-blue layer sago, then spread sago in baking pan lined with non-stick baking paper.

12 Steam white layer sago over medium-high heat for 15-17 minutes.

 

13 Add grated gula Melaka to steamed gula Melaka layer sago, mix well.

14 Spread steamed gula Melaka layer sago on top of steamed pandan layer sago.

15 Top with steamed white-blue layer sago, spread with spatula evenly.

16 Steam again over medium-high heat for 10 minutes.

17 Remove from heat, cover the top with banana leaf (to prevent the surface from drying), set aside to cool completely (you may dip the baking pan in cold water to speed up the cooling process).

18 When cooled, cut into pieces using plastic knife.