Blue pea ,or Sungoo poo (Tamil),Aprajita (Hindi)is a flower with many health benefits.Like green tea it has
loads of antioxidants,and many other health benefits.Blue pea flower has potent to calm and relieve
stress , lower blood pressure, good for diabetics….and many more health benefits worth searching.
This tea is a visual treat when steeped in hot water ,and has colour changing abilities to pink and purple
when lime or lemon grass is added.
This flower is widely used in Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine.Like chamomile tea ,if taken
before bedtime gives you a good sleep.Though the extracts do not contribute much to taste, considering
the health benefits it’s best to include this at least once a day.
Now to today’s unique dessert …Mixed the tea infusion with coconut milk and gelatine (you could use
agar agar ),and made a top layer with tender coconut and gelatine.It was a good combination of
coconut and tender coconut jelly .Do try this recipe and send in your comments and suggestions.
To the recipe
7-10 dried blue pea flowers steeped in 1 cup hot water
2 cups coconut milk
Sugar to taste
3 tsp gelatine soaked in 1/2 cup water
Strain the steeped tea and squeeze the remaining flower to get a darker shade .
Add bloomed gelatine and the sugar to the tea and heat till gelatine is well mixed.
Add the coconut milk whilst hot and remove from fire.
Pour into mould and allow to set.
After it is set add the tender coconut layer.
For the tender coconut layer
1 cup tender coconut water
sugar to taste
2 tsp gelatine soaked in a little water
Heat the water and sugar till sugar is dissolved, and add the gelatine.
Add the coconut water and remove from fire.
Mix well and allow to cool .
Pour over set blue jelly.
Can be served with cream if you like.