Dragon fruit (a.k.a. Pitahaya) is rich in dietary fibre, beta-carotene, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, C, calcium, etc. It is suitable to make dragon fruit jelly since red dragon fruit has a very deep pinkish red which is suitable to use as a natural red food colouring and to make appealing.

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Dragon Fruit Jelly (Pitahaya) Agar-agar | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 32 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1000 ml plain water
  • 13 g agar-agar powder
  • 140 g sugar
  • 250 g red dragon fruit flesh
  • 4 pcs pandan leaves
 

Instructions:

1 Add agar-agar powder and sugar to plain water (NOT hot water) and mix well, then add in pandan leaves.

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2 Bring to the boil, continue cooking until agar-agar powder and sugar have fully dissolved.

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3 Set aside for 15 minutes to allow the liquid agar-agar to slightly cool down (high heat will destroy nutrients in dragon fruit).

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4 Mash the red dragon fruit flesh.

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5 When liquid agar-agar has slightly cooled down, discard pandan leaves, then add in the mashed flesh and mix well.

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6 Pour liquid dragon fruit agar-agar into jelly moulds.

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7 Set aside to cool completely.

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8 When completely cooled, chill for 2-3 hours before serving.

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9 To unmould, run a knife around the edge of mould, then invert dragon fruit jelly onto a plate.

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Dragon Fruit Jelly (Pitahaya) Agar-agar

It is suitable to make dragon fruit jelly since red dragon fruit has a very deep pinkish red which is suitable to use as a natural red food colouring and to make appealing.
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Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert, Jelly
Cuisine Fruit, Southeast Asia
Servings 32 pieces
Calories 6 kcal

Equipment

  • 4 jelly moulds 8-holed

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1000 ml plain water
  • 13 g agar-agar powder
  • 140 g sugar
  • 250 g red dragon fruit flesh
  • 4 pcs pandan leaves

Instructions
 

  • Add agar-agar powder and sugar to plain water (NOT hot water) and mix well, then add in pandan leaves.
  • Bring to the boil, continue cooking until agar-agar powder and sugar have fully dissolved.
  • Set aside for 15 minutes to allow the liquid agar-agar to slightly cool down (high heat will destroy nutrients in dragon fruit).
  • Mash the red dragon fruit flesh.
  • When liquid agar-agar has slightly cooled down, discard pandan leaves, then add in the mashed flesh and mix well.
  • Pour liquid dragon fruit agar-agar into jelly moulds.
  • Set aside to cool completely.
  • When completely cooled, chill for 2-3 hours before serving.
  • To unmould, run a knife around the edge of mould, then invert dragon fruit jelly onto a plate.

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Notes

This recipe yields 32 pieces of jelly.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 piece of jelly. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 0.03gFat: 0.1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword dragon fruit jelly, dragonfruit, pitaya
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