Tapioca in Sweet Gravy Recipe
(Nyonya Dessert Recipe)
600 g tapioca
150 g brown sugar
150 g white sugar
½ coconut, grated
4 screwpine leaves (daun pandan)
Skin tapioca, remove core, clean and cut into 6-cm lengths. Add 1 rice bowl of water to grated coconut and squeeze for first milk. Set aside. Add another 1½ rice bowls of water to squeeze for second milk. Dissolve the brown sugar into second milk and sieve. Put tapioca into a pot. Add water until tapioca is covered. Add 2 screwpine leaves. Slow boil until tapioca is soft. Remove and drain. To make the gravy, into a heated pan, add second coconut milk, brown sugar mixture, white sugar and 2 screwpine leaves. Then add tapioca, first coconut milk and salt to taste. Stir for a few seconds and remove.
Note: If gravy is not sweet enough, add additional sugar. Likewise, add more coconut milk if required.