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Makati by Shiribai Harjee


  • 3/4              mug(7.5 oz) long grain rice*
  • 1/4              mug(2’5 oz) basmati rice*
  • 1/3              pkt cream coconut**
  • 1                 cup hot water
  • 1                 tsp yeast
  • 1/4              mug plus 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2              tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2              tsp cardamom seeds
  • 1/2              cup sugar
  • 1-1/2           tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2               tsp kas kas(optional)


  1. Soak rice in cold water overnight, about 12 hrs.
  2. In the morning drain rice in a sieve.
  3. In 1 cup hot water melt the cream coconut.
  4. Blend the rice using milk, melted cream coconut and yeast. (In the cuisinart blend it for 2 mins.
  5. Pour the mixture in a medium size bowl, add cardamom seeds and powder and mix. Cover the bowl and let the mixture rest till it doubles in size (about 2 hours).
  6. Add the sugar and mix well.
  7. Heat 1-1/2 tbsp oil in a 10 inch frypan over medium heat, add the mixture, cover and cook for 15 mins. ***
  8. Sprinkle the kas kas on top.
  9. Transfer the frypan under a preheated broiler for 8 mins.
  10. Remove from the broiler, let the makati cool before serving.

Makati Mix

Makati Mix

Mixture ready after 2 hours







**Cream coconut.


Open the box, put the box in a medium bowl, pour hot water on it. Leave it for about 10 min. Put the melted packet in the fridge to set again, then cut it into 3 parts and use as needed.

double frypan with lid

Double fry pan with lid