Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pulut Inti/ Glutinous Rice Packet

I made these when Zue came to visit me last week. She did most of the wrapping. Aren’t they cute? Pulut inti is steamed glutinous rice topped with grated coconut flesh cooked in palm sugar and then wrapped in banana leaf to resemble a square pyramid. It is a Nyonya and Malay traditional kuih (cakes) normally eaten at breakfast, tea time and as dessert. This popular kuih can be found at the food stalls, or sold at the road side stall in Malaysia.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups glutinous rice – wash and soaked for at least 4 hours or overnight
1/2 tsp salt
150 ml coconut milk
1 pandan leaf, tied into a knot

Coconut filling:

120g palm sugar or gula Melaka
4 tbsp water
1 pandan leaf, knotted
1 1/2 cup grated coconut

Banana leaves – 10-12 pieces - cut into 4 x 6 inch, blanched in hot water to soften for folding.


1. Drain the rice in a strainer. Place the rice in a heatproof dish. Mix in the salt and coconut milk to the rice. Add pandan leaf in the rice and steam over high heat till it is cooked for about 20-25 minutes. Check from time to time and stir. Remove from heat.
2. For the coconut filling, in a heavy saucepan dissolve sugars in the 4 tbsp of water. Simmer until liquid starts to thicken and become syrupy. Add grated coconut and pandan leaf. Cook till the mixture is soft and dry about 10 to 15 minutes. Most of the liquid should have evaporated. Remove from heat and let it cool.
3. To assemble, place about 1 1/2 tablespoon cooked glutinous rice on the center of the banana leaf. Flatten it slightly in the middle. Add a generous teaspoon of filling on top of the rice.
4. Fold both ends of the leaf over the kuih; ensure that the top is slightly open to show a bit of the filling. Tuck both ends under the packet. When all the mixture is used up, serve on a plate. Enjoy with a cup of hot tea!

23 comments:

nyonya pendek melaka said...

Oh, I'm SO happy when I saw this post! Always am whenever I see nyonya kuihs because I myself hardly ever make them as much as I shld. *Malu-nya*! It's been years since I had pulut inti :(. Kinda miss it now after looking at yours. Well done! :D

Sonia said...

wah, this is my favorite malay kuih, I like everything cook with glutinous rice, will definitely make it in one day. Thanks for sharing the detail steps.

Mat Gebu said...

Gert..i lovee pulut inti...betul u kata ini kuih nyonya / malay...lagi satu i suka "rempah udang" or in malay pulut panggang....suka tegok style u bungkus....

Sheori said...

This looks amazing. It is always fun to see the things you make, you introduce new things to me all the time. You make these dishes look easy to make, I will have to become more adventurous so that I can try them!

~Rachel~ said...

These pulut inti look really tempting. I love glutinous rice and those kuih with coconut.. yummy!! ^_^

MamaFaMi said...

My favourite nih! Actually, anything to do with pulut is my favourite, though I know that pulut can cause angin! Janji tak kepala angin sudahlah! Hahaha...

meeso said...

That sounds good, looks tasty!

Cat Cat said...

Aaaw, they are so cute... I love pulut inti too...

Yesterday, we were invited to a Malaysian Chinese family reside in Richmond VA. The wife had a fullmoon party and OMG, the curry was good, the nasi lemak was awesome, and the angku was out of the world.

Food For Tots said...

All your nyonya delicacies make my mouth water. No exception for this one. Nice wrapping too!

Patricia said...

I love your blog - everything looks delicious and easy to make ^_^

Dura said...

Awesome!...very tempting & looks delicious. Very tasty..for sure :)

mycookinghut said...

Gertrude,
You never fails to make me angry every time I check out your recipes!
Pulut inti is one of my favs!!!! Used to have this for breakfast! :)

ICook4Fun said...

Nyonya, you don't have to make these as it's easily available in Malaysia and Singapore. For us here we don't have a choice. If we wanted to eat anything from home we have to make it :)

Rachel, thank you. I guess we from Asia just love our kuih :)

MamaFami, you pun suka ni. Yea pulut memang cause angin ha ha..

Meeso, thank you.

Cat, it's always nice to have food from home :)

Food4tots, thank you.

Patricia, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment.

Dura, are you making some for yourself?

Leemei, I am so sorry if you feel like that ha ha... come and visit me and I will make all your favorite food for you :)

Beachlover said...

what a cute rice parcel you and Zue make!! nak ambil satu and walop now!! I just make some kuih gulang and have leftover filing,maybe I can make pulut inti..wait,hmmm...I don't think so coz nobody will eat with me*sigh* my kuih gulung still sitting on the kitchen counter..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love this kuih and her wrapping is very good. Your banana leaves look so fresh.

Bits of Taste said...

Wow! My favourite! Can't describe the feeling!

VG said...

Yummo Gert...I am drooooling!

Elin said...

I love this pulut inti...nyonya kuih are delicious . Well done and to think that you would mizzed all the kuih but I was wrong..you made the best looking pulut inti like those bought ones..maybe better. Thanks,Gert , for sharing the recipe...now I know how much ingredients to use for making this pulut inti :))

Erica said...

Those rice packets look beautiful!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, Zue is very good at wrapping this. Too bad you live so far away if not I will bring some over for you. I will make kuih only when there is some gatherings or guest coming to the house. If not I will be only one eating it too :)

LCOM, I bought the banana leaves from the Vietnamese Store.

Bit of taste, ha ha..

VG, thank you.

Elin, I do miss all the nonya kuih. I can only make so much. Wish I can just go out and buy some :)

Erica, thank you.

Christelle said...

Humm, I'm a sucker for glutinous rice :))))these look so yummy!!

love to eat said...

I used to get this from the malay kuih seller when I was little. Thanks for the recipe!! Do you mind If I add you on my blog list?

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, me too :)

Love to eat, you are most welcome. No, I don't mind your adding me to your blog list at all.