Anything cooked with sago [sweet or savoury] is always my favourite. This is one of them which I loved to buy from the kuih vendors [be it Malay or Chinese] but nowadays kuihs are getting expensive in terms of the costs of ingredients. An easy dessert to prepare yet nice to serve as snack or dessert for gatherings.
This QQ kuih is cut into bite size pieces, then coated with freshly grated white coconut with a little salt added to taste. As I say, nice and suitable for all ages. The kuih texture was more Q [chewy] the next day and it stays soft when chilled in the fridge.
300 gm sago soaked with 700 ml water for 5 hours
60 gm castor sugar
100 gm palm sugar [gula melaka] - finely chopped
- Divide soaked sago in 2 equal portions.
- Mix castor sugar to 1 portion and gula melaka to the other portion. Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Scoop the white portion into a steaming tray [can use an 8" steaming tray] and steam for 15 minutes. I used the steaming tray from my electric steamer [the kuih doesn't stick to the base or sides after steaming].
- Pour the gula melaka portion over the steamed white portion and continue to steam for about 40 minutes or until sago is clear.
- Remove from steamer to cool completely before cutting into bite size pieces [best to cool for several hours or overnight].
- Coat sago pieces with grated white coconut before serving.