Easy to Cook – Hari Raya Ready Under 30 minutes

22 May 2018

Learn to make these 3 quick and yummy Hari Raya recipes, featuring Rendang Prawns, Bubur Pulut Hitam and Almond Cornflakes Cookies with Cranberry Bits!

Rendang Prawns


  • 1kg tiger prawns, cleaned
  • 500ml coconut milk
  • 110g toasted Coconut Paste, also known as Kerisik
  • Salt and sugar, to taste
  • 1 Turmeric leaf, sliced
  • 1 Handful Kaffir lime leaves, torn
  • 1 Mak Nonya Ready Made Spice Paste


  1. Combine prawns, spice paste and coconut milk into a pot and simmer for 30 minutes or until the broth is almost dry.
  2. Lower heat and stir in toasted coconut paste. Season with salt and sugar.
  3. Add leaves and stir well before turning off the fire.

Bubur Pulut Hitam


  • 400g black glutinous rice
  • 250g palm sugar, shaved, also known as Gula Melaka
  • 10 cups of water
  • 10 Pandan leaves, knotted

Optional toppings:

  • 2 cups of coconut cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Pandan leaves, knotted


  1. Rinse glutinous rice and soak overnight in a large pot of water.
  2. The next morning, drain and add 10 cups of water in the pot with glutinous rice. Bring to boil, add pandan leaves, and reduce heat to a simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Add gula melaka in between and stir until melted, or until rice is soft but still has a chewy texture. Remove from heat.


  1. Heat coconut cream with pandan leaves over low heat. Add salt, and stir till coconut milk thickens.
  2. Drizzle over prepared glutinous rice, and serve.

Almond Cornflakes Cookies with Cranberry Bits


  • 150g butter
  • 75g sugar
  • 150g flour
  • 60g cornflakes
  • 25g almond strips
  • A drop of vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of dried cranberry bits


  1. Mix butter and sugar together, followed by the flour in gradually.
  2. Add cornflakes, almond strips and a drop of vanilla essence into mixture.
  3. Shape with a spoon, and arrange onto mixture and place the cranberry bits on top.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 163Β°C till golden.

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