Cendol Recipe

Cendol recipe is a famous Asian dessert recipe. All cendol recipes showcases strands of green colored cendol which are added to a generous portion of shaved ice, coconut milk and brown sugar syrup which is made from gula melaka. Cendol is not only a popular sweet Malaysian dessert but also a popular Singaporean dessert and Indonesian dessert. Red beans and grass jelly are optional additions that can be added to the cendol recipe.

Cendol - Asian Desserts

Ingredients for cendol recipe

  • 150 g green pea flour (lek tau hoon)
  • 1 tablespoon alkaline water (kan sui or lye water)
  • 20 pieces of pandan leaves
  • gula melaka syrup
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 2 large coconuts
  • red beans


How to make cendol

  • rinse pandan leaves with running water
  • cut pandan leaves into 6 cm lengths
  • put pandan leaves into food blender
  • add 570 ml water
  • liquidize the pandan leaves
  • use a fine sieve to strain the pandan juice
  • pour in the alkaline water
  • soak green pea flour in 29o ml water for one hour in a saucepan
  • pour in the pandan juice
  • cook mixture and stir well
  • continue stirring until the liquid becomes thickens and shiny
  • make sure you do not overcook the pandan mixture
  • remove from saucepan
  • press the pandan dough through a wooden cendol-maker frame with quick short strokes into a basin filled with iced water
  • the recommended distance between the wooden cendol-maker frame and the surface of the water should be 15 cm
  • this distance will prevent the cendol strands from becoming too long
  • allow cendol strands to harden for eight minutes
  • rinse cendol strands to prevent the cendol strands from sticking to each other
  • grate the coconuts
  • squeeze the grated coconuts into two liters of boiled and cooled water
  • to obtain the coconut milk (santan)
  • add the salt and chill in the refrigerator
  • put cendol in a serving bowl
  • add shaved ice to fill the bowl
  • before serving, pour in the santan, gula melaka syrup and red beans on top of the shaved ice

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