Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Papaya Soup - Dessert

This is my first time cooking a sweet papaya soup (papaya courtesy of Auntie A).  I do not know if there is a correct method but I cooked mine this way.  I think this soup goes well with lotus seeds too.

Papaya Soup - Dessert
3 litres water
½ half ripe papaya/paw paw
40g white fungus
30 - 35 red dates
8 - 10 pandan leaves
rock sugar to taste

  1. Wash and soak white fungus till soft.  Remove the stalk and separate into petals.
  2. Cook white fungus and pandan leaves in a pot with 3 litres of water.  When boil, remove pandan leaves.  Add red dates and let it boil again, then reduce heat and simmer for around 30 mins.
  3. In the mean time, remove papaya skin and remove the seeds.  Cut into small cubes/bite sizes.
  4. Add the papaya and rock sugar and cook until rock sugar dissolves.
  5. Serve hot or cold.


ann low said...

Delicious and healthy dessert! Very nice clicks!

Lia Chen said...

My kids love papaya. We have it all the year and very easy to find. Looks very refreshing!!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

This looks so good- and I agree HEALTHY!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Perfect for a hot & dry weather

Blessed Homemaker said...

Thanks for all your kind words ladies. I just had a bowl this morning and it tasted even better chilled! Definitely perfect for a hot hot day!

WendyinKK said...

I feel so hot now, won't mind to have a bowl..
Can courier over???

Electronic Medical Records said...

Papaya is a magic vegetable...the soup looks very good.Easy recipe too.Good sharing here.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Wendy, sending you a virtual bowl now ;-) On a serious note, it's easy to get papaya in Msia so you should give this a try, really refreshing for a hot hot day.

Electronic Medical Records,
Most definitely! You can eat it on it's own, fry it and/or cook soup (both sweet and savory) with it, yum!