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Coconut Jelly (Agar-Agar)
Coconut Jelly is a popular dessert from Thailand. It is very easy to make at home. All you need are fresh young coconut, agar-agar powder, and sugar. This jelly is slightly firm, but you can adjust the amount of agar-agar powder for a softer texture. Do try this refreshing and yummy dessert.
*This is an updated post with a new video cooking guide. (Previously posted on 12/04/08)
1 Young Coconut
2 Pandanus Leaves
3 to 4 Tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 to 2 tsp Agar-Agar Powder
With a cleaver, open the coconut and reserve the juice. Top up the water to reach 500ml of liquid. Remove the coconut flesh and set aside.
Then combine the coconut liquid, agar-agar powder, and sugar. Stir well until the agar-agar powder dissolve. Place on the stove and add pandanus leaf. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and cook until the sugar and agar-agar dissolve. Leave them to cool slightly.
Fill the coconut flesh into small jars or mould and strain the agar-agar liquid. Let it cool at room temperature and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until they are firm and cold. Serve chilled.
Note* Recipe adapted from Elinluv's Sweet Delights with minor changes.