Thursday, 28 June 2012

Thai Mango & Coconut Rice Dessert

I love traditional Thai desserts they manage to create such a perfect balance of sweet and salt. Nothing is overpoweringly sweet , still manage to be so full of flavor and low calorie! 

Some of my favorites ....

Khao Niaow Ma Muang  ( Classic Mango Rice Dessert)

Kanom Mor Kaeng ( Taro Coconut Custard )

Khao Neo Dahm - Black Sticky rice with coconut milk

Kluay Buat Chee - Banana in Coconut Milk 

So I thought Id attempt making  Khao Niaow Ma Muang  ( Classic Mango Rice Dessert)  at home tonight .....its so simple takes about 5 minutes to make and tastes soo soo good and looks even better !

So heres what you need :

One beautifully ripe and sweet Mango

Cooked sticky rice - 1/2 cup

Thick coconut Milk  - 1/2 cup

 Sugar - 4 tablespoons

 Salt - 1 pinch 

Black Sesame seeds : to garnish

A very sharp knife

Some sushi skills and some luck :))

While the rice is still hot  in a microwave safe bowl heat coconut milk , sugar and salt for 30 seconds ...anymore and your milk may turn into coconut oil.

 So watch out.You want to heat just enough for all the sugar to dissolve into the coconut milk.

 Pour over hot rice . Give the rice sometime it will absorb most of the coconut milk. 

Let the rice come to room temperature as this is a dessert served at room temperature .

Using a very sharp knife make slices of the mango . Put sticky rice inside roll it up.Garnish with some black sesame seeds.

Note : I made it this way because I saw a pretty picture on pinterest  you can just as well serve diced  mango pieces over sticky coconut rice and garnish with some sesame seeds :))May not look so pretty but still tastes darn goooooood!! :))

And since we are talking about desserts and Thailand how can I not mention  my absolute favourite - Home made coconut ice cream sold on the streets........

Its going to take me a few more years before I even dare to attempt making this at home !
Coconut Ice cream with palm sugar , candied Pumpkin & Pineapple 

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I’ve just discovered your lovely blog!
    everything looks delicious, would love you to take a look at mine and let me know what you think ;)
    Kisses from Spain,