Ingredients

  • Serves 6 large jellies
  • 15 g agar-agar powder

  • 200 ml coconut milk

  • ½ cup dried mixed fruit (iced)

  • 960 ml water

  • 150 g sugar

  • food coloring (optional)

Fruit Agar Agar
Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Fruit Agar Agar

A popular dessert in Southeast Asia, this is made with a vegetarian alternative to gelatin. Usually eaten as a snack at various functions, here’s a recipe to try at home
  • Easy
  • 60 min
  • 10 min
  • 10 min
  • 3 steps
  • 6 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 3 steps
  • 6 Ingredients
  • 60 min
  • 10 min
  • 10 min

Instructions

  1. Prepare the coconut agar-agar

    • In a small pot, boil coconut milk, 5 g agar-agar powder, 1 tbsp sugar, and 100 ml water together. Stir constantly.
    • Remove from heat when mixture boils and immediately pour into 4-inch molds.
    • Lightly tap molds on a hard surface to remove bubbles and leave to chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour until set.

    | Not just to be eaten on its own, agar-agar can also be used to make an interesting jelly-like layer on cakes and other desserts

    Prepare the coconut agar-agar


  2. Add fruit into the mold

    • Spoon fruit into molds.


  3. Prepare the plain agar-agar

    • In a small pot, boil 10 g agar-agar powder, the rest of the sugar and water together. Stir constantly.
    • When mixture boils, remove from heat.
    • | For more colorful desserts, add a few drops of food coloring with the water and mix well.
    • Pour agar-agar mixture into molds.
    • Lightly tap molds on a hard surface to remove bubbles and leave to chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour until set.
    • | Agar-agar comes in a few forms. 1 tsp powdered agar = 1 tbsp agar flakes = 1 cup agar strands (cut into 1 inch pieces) will set 350ml 1 cup liquid [water, juice etc]) into a firm jelly.
    Prepare the plain agar-agar


Plate and Serve!

Cut into small pieces and arrange on a decorative plate. Eat with other nyonya kueh.

Plate and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 6 large jellies
  • 15 g agar-agar powder

  • 200 ml coconut milk

  • ½ cup dried mixed fruit (iced)

  • 960 ml water

  • 150 g sugar

  • food coloring (optional)

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