Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Montad Chuame/Cassava In Coconut Sauce

I love Thai desserts. I find Thai desserts have a real fragrant of freshly squeeze coconut milk and pandan leaves. One thing good about living in Malaysia is we can get freshly squeeze coconut milk and this make a great difference in the taste of a dessert. I made this Thai dessert recently. I find the original Montad Chuame way too sweet for me as they cook the Cassava together with loads of sugar and here is my version of Montad Chuame.

Ingredients:

500 grams of peeled cassava
100 grms sugar
Enough water to cover the cassava

Sauce:

1 cup of thick coconut milk
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
½ tsp cornstarch

1. Cut the cassava into big chunk. Put the cassava in a pot, cover it with water and put in the sugar. Cook over low heat until the cassava is soft and translucent. Turn the cassava once during cooking.
2. While waiting for the cassava to cook, make the coconut cream sauce.
3. Combined all the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and bring it up to boil and set it aside.
4. Once the cassava is cook, remove and serve it with some coconut sauce.

19 comments:

Ho Ho Ho said...

Very yummy...love cassava... and I like the nyonya plates too...

Mat Gebu said...

Hmmm...sedapp, tapi itu nyonya punya pinggan lagi cantikkk....gert, ini footed cake plate kan? Nampak macam tinggi sikit lahh...

Jane Chew said...

yummy! The plate is so....... nice.

zurin said...

I love this simple and delicious Thai dessert. I love Thai food. My favourite food! We have our Malaysian version that we eat with palm sugar syrup instead of santan....delicious as well
but i imagine th coconut cream gives it a smoother taste..hmm must try.
I have been coveting plates of that colour..nyonya ones... so sweet...got to get some ^^

Swee San said...

is cassava ubi kayu ?

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wah...the creamy coconut milk over the warm cassava! Making me salivate! Think I'm gonna make this once I can find some nice Cassava selling in the market! Thanks for sharing! ;)

MaryMoh said...

Oh...I really like this. Now I'm craving for it. We always dip it in sugar to eat. I wish I can easily get it here. Makes me miss home now.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Count me in, I love Thai desserts too! Very nice, Gert ... just looking at freshly squeezed coconut milk is making me crave for some of that Montad Chuame. I didn't even know the name of it! ;P

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

when I was kid, the usual way how we eat is dip steamed cassava with sugar, simple way but very nice. Next time, I must try your Thai way.

Shabs.. said...

That look cool...nevere tried anythings sweet with cassava.....Im a first timer here and fell in love with ur bloggie......you have got awesome recipes in here....So, im following u....
ChK my blog when u find time:)
Regds,
shab.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great! Not sure whether we have fresh cassava here. I remembered I ate steamed cassava with gula melaka when I was little.

Erica said...

I love cassava! In Colombia we use it to make sweet and savory dishes.... I have to try this one!

Angie's Recipes said...

These can be addictive!

ICook4Fun said...

Ho Ho Ho, thank you.

Mat Gebu, yea I pun suka kat pinggan ni :)

Jane, thank you.

Zurin, mine too. When I was young my granmother just boiled it and we eat it with sugar.

Swee San, yes cassava is ubi kayu.

Bee bee, you are most welcome.

Mary Moh, yes we too usually dip it in sugar.

Ju, thank you.

Sonia, yes we too eat it that way sometimes.

ICook4Fun said...

Shabs, thanks for stopping by and your comment. I will drop by your blog later. Take care.

LCOM, I never try steam cassava with gula melaka yet. Must try it one day.

Erica, I know some latin countries do eat a lot of cassava. I've tried the fried version.

Angie, yes it is :)

petite nyonya said...

This is definitely a very tempting dessert! I bought ubi kayu once or twice at the wet market but always rotten inside. Not much luck buying it :(. Any knowledge on how to choose good ones?

Cheah said...

This dessert looks delicious and I simply adore those Nonya plates!

Kathy said...

Hi Gertrude, is there a reason why the steamed cassava turned out to be a little bitter?

ICook4Fun said...

Petite Nyonya, I am not good as choosing ubi kayu. Over here we can get the already grated that come frozen.

Cheah, thank you.

Kathy, I remember tasted some bitter cassava before. I think is the type of cassava you bought.