Wednesday, 29 March 2006

The Root

Bought tapioca the other day when I went shopping. Been such a long time since I ate tapioca. It is a very versatile ingredient. Many things can be made out of it, sweet or savoury.

I just love kuih bingka ubi. Have tried making the baked version 4 times. All 4 attempts were failures. Being a person who do not give up that easily, I tried steaming it this time. The result, SUCCESS!!!!

Kuih Bingka Ubi (Tapioca Cake)

What do we need:

500g tapioca
1/4 cup thick coconut milk
3 tbsp palm sugar
2 tbsp white sugar
1/2 tsp salt

How do we do it:

Peel and finely grate the tapioca. Squeeze out the water content in the grated tapioca to get rid of the starch. Would make about 2 cups.

Mix the rest of the ingredients into the tapioca. Transfer the mixture into a greased pan. Steam on high for 30 minutes.

Cool completely before cutting into desired shape.

Bingka Ubi makes great breakfast or tea time snack.


Ashwini said...

I cant see the pics but am so interested. I ate a tapioca pudding in a Malaysian rest here (btw laksa RULES!!) and loved it so will come again to check the cake

Vineela said...

Hi Pushpa,
Nice cake.I never tried it.I wil do it oneday.

culinary said...

looks good, i din know u try so many times, admire your spirit.

Shalini said...

hmm...looks really simple and yummy...will give u shout as soon as i try it...

Santhi said...

you have such interesting recipes pushpa...

Puspha said...

Ashwini: Wow.. u like laksa? Actually, there r many variations of laksa. Tapioca pudding sounds yummy.

Vineela: Thank u.

Marge: Thanx. Actually, I simply hentam nia coz tired of following recipes tat do not work. C came out very nicely.

Shalini: It really is so simple yet delicious. I even finished all by myself :)

Santhi: Many thanx.

fooDcrazEE said...

yummy - personally i prefer them to be at least 2 - 3 inches in height....that means i gotta do myself lor....

sailu said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Ugadi,Pushpa.
I prepare Tapioca Chips but your cake is so interesting.I am noting down this recipe.Picture looks good.

Lakshmi said...

i will try this, entirely different recipe.

spicehut said...

This loooks like a interesting recipe. What is Tapioca btw ?? Do you know the Indian name for it ? Would love to try this.

Kitchenmate said...

Pushpa: Looks yummy. This looks different and delicious.
I think it is called as kappakizhangu in Tamil. they make chips out it and it is so tasty..

Puspha said...

Mike: Thanx. Actually, I wanted to try with a small tapioca 1st. Takut tak jadi again, then, waste only. That's y itz very low. Wanna make some more over the weekend.

Sailu: Ugadi Subhakaankshalu to u too. Btw, I don't celebrate Ugadi, anyway, thank u very much for your wishes.
Do try it out and let me know how u like it.

Laksmi: Let me know the outcome.

Spicehut: Which Indian language do u wanna know? I know only in Tamil. Tapioca is also known as cassava in English.

Karthi: I love the tapioca chips. Itz a fav snack in Malaysia too. We have 2 types, the plain chips and tapioca chips glazed with sweet & hot red curry. It is super delicious. Once touched, can't let go.
I've never heard of kappakizhanggu. We, the tamils in Malaysia, call it as Marevallikizhanggu. Have u heard of this name?

Shalini said...

This is Maravallikilangu only,I think Kappa kilangu is different.

Menu Today said...

Thanx for your recipe. Procedure is very simple. I will try it soon..

Puspha said...

Shalini: Thanx.

Menu today: Let me know how it turned out.

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