flowers, wash and pound and extract the juice
blue coloring, to add to the clitoria juice if the color is not deep
Wash and soak
glutinous rice for 3 hours. Put the rice in a pan with the
thin milk and screw pine leaves. Steam over rapidly boiling water
for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the steamer
and add the thick milk and salt. Mix well using a pair of
chopsticks or a fork. Color 1/3 of the rice blue and
return to the steamer to cook for another 10 minutes.
When the rice is well cooked,
remove from the steamer. Rinse a loaf tin and spoon in the
cooked rice, alternating the blue with the white rice. Press the rice down with the
banana leaf. Cover the top of the rice with the
banana leaf and weight it down with a heavy objects. When the rice is cooled, cut into
pieces and serve.
Clitoria flowers are believed to help
thicken a new born baby's hair. The flowers are soaked, pounded and the
juice extracted. The juice is then rubbed over the baby's scalp.