Two color pudding with coconut and palm sugar. agar srikaya recipe


  • 80 g palm sugar (gula melaka/gula merah), melt with 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3/4 cup water
  • 80 g white sugar
  • 1 pack agar-agar (Swallow Brand, preferably)


  • Stir in sugar and agar into a medium-size pot with 2-3/4 cup water till melt
  • Cook over low heat for 5 minutes
  • Add palm sugar mixture and stir till boiling over medium heat for 5 more minutes
  • When agar mixture starts boiling, turn off heat and quickly pour coconut milk. Stir a couple of times using a ladle, slow and circular movement
  • Quickly pour the agar into containers. Work fast so that the coconut mixture doesn't separate while still in pot. Wait for 15 minutes before removing the pudding and keep in fridge for cooling


  • The rule of thumb is one pack of agar-agar needs about 1000 ml of water or mixture of water and other liquid ingredients. Less than that will result in pudding that is a bit hard / crunchy, unless that is what you are looking for.