Tuptim grob

Tuptim grob

Crisp rubies

By
From
The Complete Asian Cookbook
Serves
6-8
Photographer
Alan Benson

‘Tuptim’ means rubies and ‘grob’ means crisp or crunchy, These cubes of water chestnuts or yam beans make a delightful dessert. While water chestnuts are mostly available in tins, yam beans are seasonally available fresh and providing they are young and sweet are an easy alternative. Nashi pears are also commonly found and give a similar crunchy result.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
110g sugar
535g tinned whole water chestnuts, drained
or 500g yam bean or nashi pear, peeled and diced
red liquid food colouring
green liquid food colouring
1 tablespoon rosewater
150g tapioca flour or potato starch
125ml coconut milk
shaved ice, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. To make the sugar syrup, put the sugar and 185 ml water into a large saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and refrigerate until cool. Set aside.
  2. Cut the water chestnuts into quarters. If using yam beans or nashi pear, peel first, then cut into 5 mm dice.
  3. Pour about 125 ml water into two separate bowls and put a few drops of red food colouring in one and green in the other. Add the rosewater to the pink water for flavour.
  4. Place half of the diced water chestnuts into the pink water and half into the green water and leave to soak up the colour for 1 hour. Drain well.
  5. Place the tapioca flour in two separate bowls and keeping the colours separate, toss the water chestnuts in each bowl to coat evenly, shaking off any excess.
  6. Bring two saucepans of water to the boil and add the pink cubes to one and the green to the other, scooping them into a bowl of iced water when they rise to the surface and the flour coating is translucent. Drain when cool.
  7. Put the green cubes into a serving bowl, then the syrup. Place the red cubes on top. Pour the coconut milk over the top with some shaved ice, if desired. Serve within 4 hours of making.
Tags:
The Complete Asian Cookbook
Charmaine
Solomon
Asian
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