• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 40-50 minutes
  • Serving For 12 People
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

Kuih Talam, a traditional dessert still popular in Malaysia until today. The two signature colors of Kuih Talam is made by Green Pandan and Coconut cream.

Recipe Ingredient

  • Green pandan layer
  • 70g rice flour
  • 25g green pea flour
  • 25g tapioca flour
  • 90g sugar
  • 350g pandanus juice (10 large screwpine leaves, blend with 200g water)
  • Coconut cream layer
  • 25g tapioca flour
  • 30g rice flour
  • 15g green pea flour
  • 3g salt
  • 150g coconut milk
  • 200g water


  1. Green Pandan (Bottom Layer) : Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir in the pandan juice.
  2. Strain mixture into a saucepan and cook over low heat until mixture slightly thickens. Remove from the heat.
  3. Pour mixture into an 8in greased mould and steam for about 20-25 minutes till set. (When you tilt the tray, the mixture shouldn´t wobble). Set aside.
  4. Coconut Layer (Top Layer) : Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in coconut milk and water.
  5. Cook over low heat until mixture thickens about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and pour coconut layer onto the green pandan layer.
  6. Steam for another 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from steamer and let it cool for at least 4 hours prior to cutting.

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9 thoughts on “Kuih Talam”

  1. Lai Soo Chin - July 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    All r my favourite local cakes.I really appreciated that u kindly share us ur recipe.Tks.

  2. Leo Choo - June 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Is it really we put green pea flour in the coconut cream layer?

    • Amanda Lessler
      Kuali Admin - June 28, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Leo,

      Yes, the recipe calls for 15g green pea flour for the coconut cream layer. Thanks for your support.

      The Kuali Team.

  3. Elaine - November 8, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I cannot get 350g of juice from 10 leaves and 200g water. Can I just top up with more water or should Blend more leaves?

  4. Mama Mia - July 7, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Can I use pandan paste with water to make up the pandan juice?

  5. Benjamin - December 15, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Thank you for the recipe. I really appreciate all.

  6. Susan Melodia - January 18, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Thank you for the recipe

  7. Jessica Lee - June 1, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    The recipe does not indicate white or green portion. Or is it the same for both?

    • Michelle Wong
      Kuali - June 3, 2019 at 9:26 am

      Hi Jessica,

      Thank you for pointing out the issue. We have rectified it and thank you for supporting us.

      Kuali Team


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