Fruity Mung Bean Dessert. In thai it is called Luuk Chuup.They look like various kinds of fruit and vege- tables, such as chillies, oranges, papaya, strawberry, corn, carrot. It look beautiful, colorful, delicious and good activity to try.
2 cup mung beans
1 can coconut milk
1 1/2-2 cups sugar
1/4 Teaspoon of salt
FOR THE COATING:
1 tbsp gelatin /agar powder
2 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
washed and soaked mung beans about 3 hours.
Boil the mung beans/steam until soft then drain throughly.
Add steam mung beans into the beander. Add cocount milk, sugar, and salt. Then blead untill mixxed well
Pure into the pan on low heat . Keep stirring untill the mix gets dry and you can see that the mung bean doesn't stick to the pan. Then turn off the heat. Let it cool down.
After cool down you have to knead the dought about 1 min. That will make the dough easy to make shapes
For the fruit shapes of mung beans use your hands to shape them into the form of the fruit desired - carrot , oranges, chili, cherries, papaya are popular choices.
Use the bamboo sticks to lift the fruit pieces and place them on the foam base.
Use food coloring to color them. Make it as real as possible. Put a stick in a fruit shape and put it on a piece of foam. Then, leave it to dry.
In a pan, mix the gelatin, water over low heat and keep stirring untill the gelatin dissolve then add sugar and keep stirring untill sugar is dissolve. Turn off the heat.
Dip the fruit shape into it and leave it dry on the the foam base again.
Next, dip the fruits again for the second times. Let it dry. Then take off the stick and decorate it with leaves to make it look real.