Peranakan dessert using Nature’s best blue dye: Bluepea flower, clitoria ternatea

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I love the splash of baby blue in the Peranakan rice dumplings.  The blue comes from a pretty bluepea vine commonly seen in gardens or self sown.  Mine came up mysteriously one afternoon, and L twirled it around a vine.    In a pernakan restaurant near our place, the owners dried the flowers.  Soaked them in water and squeeze the dye out.

Bluepea flower plucked to dry

Bluepea flower plucked to dry

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Dried blue pea flower

Bluepea flower vine in my pot

Bluepea flower vine in my pot

2 thoughts on “Peranakan dessert using Nature’s best blue dye: Bluepea flower, clitoria ternatea

  1. Ya, ! Look delicious this pod grow wildly in Singapore fence twin around when it got the grid. Make yummy glutinous rice snack. Popo Dolly uses it to make no ya dumpling

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