Monday, 1 May 2006

Jihvā For Ingredients - Mango

Along with bananas, one of the most commonly eaten fruits in the world is mango. Tell me anyone who hates mango. It is such a divine fruit. No wonder they are called the "food of the Gods". The mango is also known as the "apple of the tropics". The aroma and the taste of this delectable fruit is unimaginable. They are excellent, soft, juicy and with a delicious, aromatic flavour. Mangoes are rich in vitamins A, C and D.

Mangoes are eaten raw or ripe. Raw green mangoes are pickled or made into salads, chutneys, rojak or just eaten with salt. Ripe mangoes exceedingly juicy and exotically sweet and tart. They are blended into juice, whipped up with yoghurt into luscious lassi. Ripe manoes are made into numerous scrumptious desserts or eaten just as a fruit.

As an entry to "Jihvā For Ingredients - Mango " event hosted by Indra of Mahanandi, I have thought of making a special dessert. It is a fusion of a Thai and a Malay dessert. Steamed glutinous rice topped with mango custard layer.

Kuih Seri Mangga (Mango & Glutinous Rice Dessert)

What do we need:

1/2 cup glutinous rice
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp salt
2 screw pine leaves or 1 drop of screw pine essence

1 ripe mango
1 egg
4 tbsp plain flour
3-4 tbsp sugar (adjust with the sweetness of the mango)
1/4 tsp salt
1 drop mango essence

How do we do it:

Wash and soak the glutinous rice for about 4 hours. Drain the water and mix the rice with the coconut milk, salt and the leaves or essence in a pan. Steam for 15 minutes.

Peel and cut the mango. In a blender, combine mango, egg, flour, sugar, salt and essence. Process until the mixture becomes smooth.

Scratch cooked rice with a fork. Pour the mango batter on top of the rice. Steam it again for another 15 minutes.

Cool completely before cutting into desired shapes.


kanda said...

1st time seeing this kuih with mango taste, normally this kuih comes with screw pine leaves pudding on top. Yehhhhh….. I loves mango, last week I bought a lot of honey mangoes from night market….. taste superb…..
Well this is good try

Indira said...

Glutinious rice suits for this kind of dessert, I guess. The combination looks divine.
Thanks Puspha for participating in JFI-Mango Event.

culinary said...

the mango fresh looks so yellowish, must be very sweet and ripe.

archana said...

Very interesting recipe Pushapa, looks so good

spicehut said...

Oh my this looks very tempting ! Interesting take on rice pudding.

Kitchenmate said...

Looks very yummy pushpa and different one too...

Nandita said...

This a very interesting recipe Pushpa, I was thinking of making a rice -mango pudding, but using the mango as an icing is a wonderful idea! Way to go!
Your weekend baking session effort looks droolworthy too!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmh, I love kuih and I'll have to try that one soon!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

By the way, where do you find screw pine essence in Switzerland; I've been looking for it everywhere?...

Menu Today said...

Hi Puspah,
Yummyyyyy Recipe!!!!

Puspha said...

Kanda: Mesti lah 1st time u c this, coz, I baru created it. Yeah, I adapted the idea from kuih seri muka.
Hoi, u ate alone ah? Send me some lah hehehe ;)

Indra: Thank u very much for hosting a great event. Itz my pleasure to participate.

Marge: Ya lah. The mango was very ripe & sweet though the skin looks very green in colour.

Rosa: Merci beaucoup. Hey I was in Genève last Wednesday.
I brought all my essences from Malaysia. There is a Swiss based Indonesian online shop that sells it. Check out Pasar Indonesia. Hope that helps.

Archana, Sonali, Karthi, Nandita & menu today: Thank u very much ladies.

KrishnaArjuna said...

Looks delicious Pushpa, never heard of it before. Thanks for the recipe.

Revathi said...

Hi Pushpa,
Wow a completely new recipe to me. Is it similar to the mango-rice dessert served in thai restaurants ?? What is pine-screw anyway ?? The picture is coolr

fooDcrazEE said...

yummy....i would just sliced the mango and palce them on top of the glutinous rice. Must ask my friend to try ur style..

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Many thanks for the helpful answer! I will check that mailorder service very soon and will surely order my essence there...

Yes, we live not very far from another, indeed!...

CurryInAHurry said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. Your culinary studio looks amazing.

Vineela said...

Hi Pushpa,
Looks Yummy and really with rice it tastes like sweet pongal i think.
Nice presentation.

Priya said...

hey pushpa the kuih looks stunning. Lovely combination. I have never heard of Kuih before.

And i have taken the pics of peach butter cake ( that i made today) and have posted it in my blog under treasured recipes and the enlarged one in the mgae gallery.

Saffron said...

wow! a new and unique dessert! sounds yummy pushpa.


Lakshmi said...

first time seeing this dish, nice one pushpa

Sarah said...

gosh, pushpa I was craving for some kuih

Puspha said...

KA: Itz sort of like an innovative dessert. Ur most welcome.

Revathi: Thank u. Well I partly adapted the idea from the Thai dessert.
Screw pines leave is an aromatic leave used is almost all of the Southeast Asian desserts & also in some cooking. The leave is long, flat & pointed at the end. Grows in bushes. For more info check out here.

Mike: U must b talking bout the Thai dessert. This kuih that I've made is a fusion between the Thai pulut & mango dessert & kuih seri muka. So, I'm thinking of naming it Kuih Seri Mangga. Ok or not? ;)

Rosa: No problem. Itz my pleasure :)

Veda: Thank u & welcome to my blog.

Vineela: Many thanx.

Priya: Thank u. Kuih is a malay term for dessert or snack.
Ur peach cake looks awesome. Pretty presentaion too. Well done.

SH & Lakshmi: Thank u very much.

Sarah: Now go make some kuih.

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