Pulut Durian

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Can’t decide if you’re a fan of this pungent fruit? This delicious sticky rice made with coconut milk, drizzled with durian gravy is sure to change your mind!

Let's start cooking!

Steamed glutinous rice

Step 1 - Steam glutinous rice

  • Steam 500 g glutinous rice for 20 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked rice into a mixing bowl and set aside.
Coconut milk mixture added to glutinous rice

Step 2 - Cook pulut

  • In a pot, add ½ cup coconut milk, 1 cup water and 1 tsp salt and bring to a boil.
  • Pour into glutinous rice, mixing gradually until fully absorbed. You may not need to use all of the coconut milk mixture.
Small balls of pulut formed

Step 3 - Shape pulut

  • Take 1 Tbsp pulut and roll it into small balls using your hands. Repeat until all pulut is used up and set aside.
Durian flesh and knotted pandan leaves added to saucepan

Step 4 - Cook durian gravy

  • In a saucepan, boil 2 cups coconut milk, 1 cup water, ½ tsp salt, palm sugar, 1 Tbsp sugar, knotted pandan leaves and durian flesh.
  • Once boiling, bring the heat down to low and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • At this point, the durian flesh should begin to melt into a gravy-like consistency. Remove seeds from pot.
    If durian flesh is not melting, use a fork to pull durian flesh away from its seeds

Plate and serve!

Pulut balls served with durian dip on pandan leaves
Serve warm on the side with pulut balls.

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