Here's and easy Puto Maya Recipe!
When I was about 7 years old, I went to live with my great grandmother in Ozamis for a few years and one thing I remember about my stay there were the breakfasts. There was puto maya every single day. There were different food every morning but Puto Maya was always present. It was like a breakfast staple.
Growing up, I have started skipping breakfast (bad, I know) but there are days when I miss my mornings at my great grandma's house that I decided to learn how to cook Puto Maya. My mom taught me this recipe and it's so easy that you can also do it yourself at home. Now take note that this is not the traditional way of cooking the delicacy but it is some sort of like an easier way. :)
Glutinous rice ( 3cups)
Coconut milk (4 cups)
Sugar (1 cup or less)
Small ginger root (1), peeled and smashed
A sprinkle of salt
Wash and soak glutinous rice in water for at least 2-3 hours. Place glutinous rice in a cooking pot. Add coconut milk, cover and cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Add ginger, sugar, salt and mix well. Reduce heat and let it simmer for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until rice is done. Discard ginger and mold cooked sticky rice with cups.Serve with ripe mangoes and sikwate or brown sugar on the side.
Chedz Culinary Club Video - Puto Maya
Just remember that the soaking part is a very important step in this recipe if you want to go the easy way because it cuts down the cooking time. Also, the ginger root is non negotiable ingredient. It’s the one responsible for the distinct taste and aroma of the puto maya.
Enjoy your Puto Maya!
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