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Thursday, October 8, 2015


I have made kuih sago with palm sugar and pandan juice using several recipes. Recently, a neighbor told me that she used blue pea flower in kuih sago too. 
Using the similar recipe as the EZ Palm Sugar Abok Abok [Gula Melaka Kuih Sago], I prepared this one with the indigo water obtained from the bunga telang flowers.
Natural coloured kuih.  Looks lovely coated with fresh grated white coconut. Taste yummy, too.  Click here to read more about the benefits of blue pea flowers.
300 gm sago pearls
380 ml water
30 blue pea flowers [bunga telang flowers] or more
150 gm sugar
2 pandan leaves – washed and knotted
200 gm fresh grated white coconut + 1 tsp fine salt [steam 5 minutes and cool]

Soak Sago with Indigo Water for 1 hour

Soaked Sago after 1 hour
Mix sago with indigo syrup 
  1. Blend blue pea flowers with water. Strain the juice and discard the residue.
  2. Put sugar, pandan leaves and 80 ml indigo water into a saucepan. Boil until sugar dissolves. Strain and set aside.
  3. Soak sago with remaining indigo water [add water to about 300 ml] for at least an 1 hour. 
  4. Strain away excess water after soaking then stir in the cooled syrup. Mix well.
  5. Pour mixture into a steaming tray [6 inch square tin lined with cling wrap], spread evenly.
  6. Steam over rapid boiling water for 30 minutes or until sago becomes translucent.
  7. Remove to cool thoroughly before cutting in small squares. Coat sago pieces with grated coconut.
    Steamed Blue Pea Kuih Sago
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Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, the blue color if very striking! Very delicious kueh especially with lots and lots of grated coconut.

Sokehah Cheah said...

Looks good and I like the colour of the blue pea flower!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, yes, I like this striking colour. Brightens up the kuih and very contrasting with the white coconut. My MIL doesn't like this, says it is too QQ [chewy]. Prefers the type with grated coconut before steaming. I must keep this in mind not to bring her this kuih again.

Kimmy said...

Hi Soke Hah, I was surprised the colour stays long after steaming. Nice natural colouring.

Karen Luvswesavory said...

I'm so fascinated by this striking blue colour !

Bakericious said...

so nice to use nature color, looks good.

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, do try using this natural indigo colour from the blue pea flowers. You may like it.

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