Friday, April 8, 2011

KOLEH KOLEH / GREEN BEAN PUDDING

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It is a traditional dessert of Malaysia and Singapore, made of green bean flour, coconut milk and palm sugar. If  palm sugar unavailable, you can use dark brown  sugar instead.

This can be prepared by steaming or stirring over stove top until thicken. I use 2nd method. Traditionally they are garnished with coconut crumbs but I omit this, just sprinkle with toasted sesame seed for garnish.

My mum used to prepare them but at that time, you can't get the green bean flour so you've to do it from scratch. It's tedious process but it tasted fabulous  and so fragrant. Now I tried to re-create them using Zarinah Anwar's recipe from the book called The MPH Cookbook.



KOLEH KOLEH / GREEN BEAN PUDDING

1  cup  green bean flour
2 1/2  cup  coconut milk
1/4 tsp salt
2 tablespoon  toasted sesame seed (optional)

SYRUP

230 g palm sugar
1/2  cup  water
6  tablespoon   white sugar (used 2 tablespoon)
1 screwpine leaf (optional)



METHOD FOR SYRUP

Combine all ingredients in a pot. Bring to boil. Strain then leave to cool.

METHOD FOR KOLEH KOLEH

1.  Combine flour, syrup, coconut milk and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well, strain into greased  7 in pan, steam for 5 minutes. Stir and steam another 5 minutes.  Remove and stir, continue steaming for 30 minutes Remove and cool completely before slicing.

ALTERNATIVE METHOD

2.  In a mixing bowl, combine flour, syrup, coconut milk and salt. Strain and put into deep pot. Using medium heat, stir constantly until thicken about 15 minutes. Pour into greased  7 in pan, sprinkle with toasted sesame seed (optional) and  let cool completely before slicing.

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43 comments:

Mano Saminathan said...

A very different and yummy pudding! The photograph tempts me to try this immediately!

aipi said...

Hey, wow, that looks wonderful, I love the texture and the shape very much :)

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Torviewtoronto said...

yummy flavours looks wonderful

Suja Sugathan said...

Yummy tempting pudding,love the texture.

Jennifurla said...

What a cool dish, visually very stunning

Priya said...

Pudding looks incredible..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks wonderful....Nice texture...

Junia said...

i've never heard of green bean flour! this looks similar to a korean rice cake! :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very new and interesting one.Love the combo of ingredients

Ila said...

yummy and delicious :)

Suman Singh said...

Sounds new to me but looks great and yummy!

Amritha Kalyani said...

interesting pudding. haven't heard of a pudding with green bean.. looks delicious..

Sneha Benny said...

I am new to green bean flour. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Swathi said...

green bean pudding looks awesome delicious, love to dig in .

laxsupermom said...

I've never heard of green bean flour. I have some mung bean flour in my pantry. Do you think I could substitute it? Those look awesome. Thanks for sharing.

kitchen queen said...

lovely and delicious pudding.

Only Fish Recipes said...

thanks for stopping by my space and your lovely comments ! what a lovely dessert....looks so delicious !

Mehjabeen Arif said...

a very new recipe for me.. will try it out.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

is green bean flour the same as green gram dhal flour ?

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow i had once at my friend's home,still the taste remains in my mouth...thanks for sharing the recipe.

Vidhya said...

Look so delicious.

Satya Chaitanya said...

very new recipe .....bean flour is new to me ... yummy recipe
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Mehjabeen Arif said...

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Treat and Trick said...

laxsupermom and Mehjabeen Ariff...green bean flour and mung bean flour is the same, both come from the same bean....

kaveri said...

Yum this pudding is very new to me..would love to try it..First time to your space...you have a lovely collection of recipes...glad to follow you...

Priya Sreeram said...

something new - looks jolly good !

Santosh Bangar said...

perfect and delicious pudding

Peggy said...

This is definitely a new flavor to me! Sounds delicious though!

divya said...

Fantastic...irresistibly yumm..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so delicious and not to mention the health factor. Love those cute molds.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Trick and Treat. Wow! I have not eaten this years. Maybe 28 years! You are very creative. I love the colour.....
And I can imagine the fragrance when just before we take that first bite.

But there's going to be a problem eating this cakes of yours.
Why? Eat one....will ask for one more, then another one, ha ha. 6 will be fine with me,
You have fun and keep well.
Lee.

JishasKitchen said...

green beans looks delicious!!

Ayu Safieza said...

Impressed!!! Ayu selalu suruh my mom jer...hhhh.....gud one ni TT, tak kering pun......

Plateful said...

Your sweet treats are a delight to the eyes and palate, without doubt! Thanks so much for introducing this Malaysian dish, will try it, soon.

Medeja said...

This sounds so interesting :) I cant even imagine the taste :)

Samira said...

Hi.. Thanks for ur lovely comments on my blog... I am a great fan of ur bake recipes.. Be it cakes or breads. I can say somewhere I drive inspiration from u in baking... god bless u...

Shirley said...

Am new to this dish. Thanks for the tip on agar-agar, will try and let you know.

Katerina said...

I love learning about food traditions from different parts of the world! They look delicious!

Sowmya said...

Lovely dessert....very new to me and absolutely delicious-looking!

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Tiffany said...

Pretty! Where can I find green bean flour?

Kankana said...

I never heard of this dish before but i like the recipe .. sounds fun to me :)

Tiziana said...

Grazie per la tua partecipazione!
Buono il pudding mi piace molto, baci e buona giornata

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