• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • Plain red layer:
  • 750 ml water
  • 150 g sugar
  • 3 level tsp (10 g) powdered agar-agar
  • 2 pandan leaves, torn lengthwise and tied into a knot
  • 2 - 3 drops red food colouring
  • White layer:
  • 500 ml UHT or fresh milk
  • 150 g sugar
  • 2 pandan leaves, torn lengthwise and tied into a knot
  • 250 ml coconut milk (from ½ coconut)
  • ½ small yellow watermelon (preferably the seedless variety)


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the red jelly in a pan and gently bring mixture up to the boil. Once boiled, cook over medium for 5 minutes until agar-agar is completely dissolved. Tint the jelly red with a few drops of colouring. Set aside.
  2. In another pan, combine everything except the coconut milk for the white layer. Gently bring mixture to the boil and then simmer for 5 - 7 minutes for until agar-agar is completely dissolved. Add the coconut milk, allow the mixture to boil once more and then take the pan off the heat.
  3. To assemble the jelly, locate a 15 cm x 15 cm square tin or glass dish or a round dish/tin approximately 18 cm across. Starting with the white, pour in 150 ml of jelly (measure out in a measuring cup) and allow it to set. Next pour in an equal quantity of red jelly, allow it to set and then alternate with the white. Continue alternating the colours until both jellies are used up. Chill well before cutting into slices.
  4. Present slices of the jelly alongside the watermelon, which should be sliced 1 cm thick and then cut into star and crescent shapes using biscuit cutters. (If you don't have a crescent shape cutter, you can improvise with a plain round cutter.)

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