What is Pulut Inti? Sometimes, I really confused pulut inti with pulut panggan and pulut tekan. Well,Pulut inti is steamed glutinous rice topped with grated sweet coconut. Pulut Inti is another popular Nyonya Kuih that every ethnicity in Malaysia enjoyed!! I loves the local Nyonya kuih especially those make from coconut ingredients.When I was in Malaysia this summer ,I managed to collected some fresh bunga telang (blue pea flowers)with my mom.Later on, my mom even dried all the flowers for me to bring home.At first, I thought pulut inti is hard to make but the true to the matters,pulut inti is so easy and simple to make,not to said we can easily get all the ingredients in any Asian store.
1 cup glutinous rice,wash ,strain and soaked overnight
200 ml coconut milk or lesser
1 tsp salt
4-5 blue pea flowers +4-5 tbsp warm water = blue coloring
1 1/2 cup thawed shredded coconut(previously frozen)
2 pieces palm sugar ( diameter shape or look like saucer)or 1/2 cup loose palm sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar or white regular sugar
1/4 cup water
some clean cut banana leaves for wrapping
|Bunga Telang(blue peas flower)|
1:Prepare steamer with water at high heat.Place a piece of banana leave on a aluminum plate over glutinous rice,salt and coconut milk.Steam glutinous rice for 15 minutes or until cooked.
2:Meanwhile,prepare a small stock pot with 1/4 cup water at medium heat.Add in palm sugar and brown sugar,dissolved.Add in grated coconut into the palm syrup,cook until the mixture is dry and blend well.Remove,set aside to cool completely.
3:Remove cooked coconut glutinous rice from steamer.Toss blue pea flower dye into the steamed rice,mix well.
4:Softened fresh banana leaves by dipping into warm for few second.Since mine banana leaves was previously frozen ,I skipped this step,just wipe it clean with paper towel.Use scissor to cut banana leaves 4x5 or your desire size.Scoop 1 tbsp steamed glutinous rice on the center,then scoop 1 tsp sweet grated coconut on top the rice.Fold both end of the leaves (horizontal) over the rice,leave the top filling expose.Then fold both end (vertical)downward.
5:Serve as snack or dessert.