Friday, February 22, 2008

Bubur Cha Cha......for Chap Goh Meh....

my bowl of yummy bubur cha cha........................

Yesterday was 'Chap Goh Meh'... in hokkien means the 15th day/night of the new lunar year.............In Penang....the chinese celebrated this day that marked the end of the chinese new year celebration by.....having fireworks....worshiping their gods and ancestors....and not to be missed.....the throwing of oranges into rivers or sea by the maidens......wishing for a good husband.......

Me of course with no oranges to throw......ended this new year celebration by cooking a pot of sweet dessert called ' bubur cha cha' to enjoy............here is how i cook it.......

Ingredients:

300 gms sweet potato - the orange variety
300 gms yam
100 gms pearl sago
1 can of ready cooked red beans
500 gms of grated coconuts
sugar syrups
2 to 3 pandan leaves

Method:

First...washed and cubed the sweet potato and yam....steamed seperately til cooked....about 10 mins.....keep aside to cool.....

then add 1/4 cup of water to the grated coconut and squeeze out some thick milk in a muslin cloth.....add a pinch of salt to the thick milk and keep aside in fridge......then add 6 to 8 cups water to the the squeezed grated coconut....mix well and squeeze out the diluted milk in a muslin cloth or fine strainer ......put the milk in a big pot.......together with the knotted pandan leaves and sugar syrup to boiled for about 5 mins......( if you do not have sugar syrup....just add in some sugar )........cook the sago by washing it in running water in a fine sieve before putting it in a pot of boiling water to cook til transparent........strained and wash under running cold water again ....to prevent it sticking together before adding it to the pot of boiling coconut milk......together with the cooked potatoes..yam....and red beans ....( i boiled some colourful tapioca slices which i bought ready made fr. wet market).......lastly add in the thick coconut milk....stir evenly .....under gentle heat........at the first sign of boiling.....removed from heat immediately to prevent the thick coconut from curdling.......served hot or cold...

steamed sweet potatoes and yam...........

the diluted coconut milk boiling in pot with knotted pandan leaves.....

my favourite ....colourful tapioca slices bought from market at rm 2 per packet....i used to make my own by pouring hot boiling water into tapioca flour to make into a soft dough.....add some coloring and cut up into diamond shapes...boiled it in boiling water til transparent... strained and wash under running cold water before using.....spend rm 2 and save you all those backbreaking work.

colourful tapioca slices boiling in a pot.....................

13 comments:

shern's mom said...

tapioca slices? how come i never had those in my bubur cha cha? must tell mommy she missed those colorful thingy.

Sweet Jasmine said...

shern's mom - this must be the hokkien type of bubur cha cha...the tapioca slices add colour to this dessert...plus a chewy bite....

Karen Jin said...

Molly...thank you for the delicious bubur cha cha....it was very very good. Looks good and taste good. didn't expect u to make it for Chap Goh Meh...tks again

Sweet Jasmine said...

karen jin - hi...sis...i'm glad you like my bubur cha cha...it was all gone in no time...you r lucky iris kept some for you...

Judy said...

I don't make bubur cha cha since I came to UK because there is no one to share with me.

Gone are the days where one would make the starch from scratch. Everything is so convenient and easily available these days.

Your bubur cha cha looks really nice.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh I love your bubur cha cha! I tried to make this color tapioca slices once and failed miserably and don't dare to try it again.

Sweet Jasmine said...

judy - this is a wonderful malaysian dessert tha t everybody loves...hope you make some for yrself to enjoy...

i love to make these tapioca slices a few years back...but now i am too lazy...

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - do try again with the tapioca slices...do let me know which part you fail...and i will teach you....it is not too difficult once you get it right...

Little Corner of Mine said...

Good! Got sifu wants to teach me. I failed, 1st. I don't really have a recipe (I thought it's as easy as making tang yuen, except this one is tapioca flour + hot water), so I just pour some tapioca flour and try to add hot water lor and then this part I failed because it didn't form into dough, and I couldn't correct it by adding more tapioca flour. The texture of the dough was like wet and expanding. Scary looking thing. Can you post your recipe for me? :)

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - you cannot get it into a dough becoz...yr proportion of hot water to the flour is incorrect....try it with 120ml of boiling water to 180gm of tapioca flour....i'm going to make it tonight when i get to buy my tapioca flour...and will post up my blog to share....

Health Freak Mommy said...

This looks so tempting and I am so craving to eat it now!!

Sweet Jasmine said...

health freak mommy - ha..ha..yr baby must be craving for it too..just buy a packet from shop and sit down to enjoy...

Anonymous said...

very nice....yummy....