Thursday, December 15, 2005

Chendol Agar-agar

Found this Chendol Agar-agar recipe in one of my old Lifestyle magazines. Thought it was quite interesting so I gave it a try. Verdict? We prefered to eat the agar-agar on its own because the gula melaka sauce was too sweet. I used coconut milk instead of evaporated milk, which was called for in the original recipe. I only made half of the following recipe and it yielded 10 Chendol Agar-agar.

Chendol Agar-agar

Yields 20 agar-agars

Green Jelly Ingredients:
7g agar-agar powder
400ml water
100g caster sugar
1 tsp green colouring

Method for Green Jelly:

Put all ingredients into a pot and boil until agar-agar powder and sugar have dissolved.

Pour into a shallow mould and let it set. Cool thoroughly in the refrigerator before grating. Refrigerate until needed.

Agar-agar Ingredients:
13g agar-agar powder
850ml water
200g caster sugar
200ml coconut milk (can substitute with evaporated milk)
1/4 tsp salt
5 pandan leaves tied into a knot
150g cooked red beans or whole kernel corn

Method for Agar-agar:

Put all ingredients (except the coconut milk) into a pot. Boil until agar-agar powder and sugar have dissolved. *

Add in the coconut milk and bring to boil. Turn off heat.

Arrange some grated green agar-agar strips in the mould.

Pour in the ‘white agar-agar’.

Let it set and then refrigerate.

Serve with gula melaka sauce.

Gula melaka sauce ingredients:
250g gula melaka
200ml water
3 pandan leaves, tied into a knot

Method for sauce:

Boil ingredients till the gula melaka dissolves.

Strain and cool thoroughly before serving with agar-agar.

Note: * If using evaporated milk to make the agar-agar, can add with the rest of the agar-agar ingredients to boil from the beginning.

In my opinion, for the agar-agar to go well with the gula melaka sauce, best is to reduce the quantity of the gula melaka for the sauce.


  • At Friday, 16 December, 2005, Blogger Jas said…


    Your chendol agar agar looks good.
    Lots of work huh. Perhaps they should minus the sugar and use the gula melaka hor.

  • At Friday, 16 December, 2005, Blogger Lazyg3r said…

    Looks delicious!

  • At Friday, 16 December, 2005, Blogger Tazz said…

    Jas, after reading your comment, I have added my opinion in my post regarding the sweetness of this recipe. I think it is best to reduce the quantity of the gula melaka in the sauce instead of adjusting the sweetness of the agar-agar itself. Thanks Jas!

    Judy, yes, my chendol agar-agar is delicious. *lol*

  • At Saturday, 17 December, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is something new to me, they look so cute tho, I do agree without the gula melaka will taste better cos I can imagine how sweeeeeeeet it is!

  • At Sunday, 18 December, 2005, Blogger rokh said…

    wow, lotsa work for agar agar. can i just have yours?

  • At Sunday, 18 December, 2005, Blogger Fonia said…

    Really nice Chendol Agar-agar!

  • At Sunday, 18 December, 2005, Blogger Tazz said…

    Hello, nice and cute hey? the steps look troublesome, but actually quite easy. If make without gula melaka, then becomes normal coconut agar-agar, yummy!


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