Lotus seed with lychee sweet soup

Published:  04:27 Wednesday - September 21, 2016

Lotus seed with lychee sweet soup

Lotus seed is very nutritious that help anti-ageing and good for those suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. There are many ways to consume lotus seed as make a lotus seed with lychee sweet soups as a dessert for your family in summer.

INGREDIENTS

200 g dried lotus seeds

10 – 15 lychees

5 g agar flour

300 ml water

70 g palm sugar

Some pandan leaves (found in specialty Asian grocers)

 

METHOD


Clean lychees covers. Peel off the lychee cover and pick out seeds. Sprinkle a little sugar on top and cool in fridge.

Clean dried lotus seeds. Boil two bowls of water and pour dried lotus seeds into pot. Use spoon to scoop out any dirty looking bubbles.

 

Cook until the lotus seeds are soft, then add 50 g of palm sugar and cook on low heat. Add more sugar to taste.

Add lychees into pot, use spoon to stir well, turn off the heat immediately.

Leave to cool uncovered for a few minutes before transferring to the fridge.

Gently clean the pandan leaves, slice into small pieces.

Using a mortar and pestle, grind well with a little water, then filter out the water to get the extract.

Mix agar flour with pandan extract, water, 20g palm sugar and bring to cook until it boils.

When cooking, stir constantly to make sure the sugar and agar flour combine well.

Once combined, pour agar mixture into a bowl and put in fridge until cool and firm, then slice into small cubes.

To serve, scoop into a bowl a bit of the lotus seeds, lychees and add on top a little of the sliced agar cubes.

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