Thursday, 6 September 2012

ทับทิมกรอบ/ Tab Tim Grob/ Rubies in Coconut Milk Recipe (step by step photos)

Tab-tim Krob is one of the most popular Thai dessert. It is so delicious and easy to make. This dessert is made with water chestnuts, tapioca flour, coconut milk, sugar and red food coloring. Literally the word Tab-tim Krob is derived from two Thai words "Tab-tim" and "Krob". "Tab-tim" refers to a ruby and "Krob" is means crunchy. 


For Red Rubies
  • 800 grams peeled water chestnuts, cut into 5mm cubes 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons red food colouring 
  • 1 1/2 cups water 
  • 500 grams tapioca flour 

For Syrup 
  • 2 cups white sugar 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 pandan leaf 

For Coconut Milk
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut milk 
  • 2 teaspoons salt 

  • Jackfruit, shredded (optional)


1. Preparing the syrup. In a small pot, mix together white 
    sugar, water and pandan leaf. Place over medium-low heat 
    and stir constantly until boil and sugar dissolves. Remove
    from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

2. Preparing the coconut soup. In a small pot, mix together 
    coconut milk, and salt. Place over medium-low 
    heat and stir constantly until boil and salt dissolves. Remove 
    from the heat. Set aside.

3. Preparing the rubies. In a mixing bowl, mix together 1 1/2 

    cup water and 1 1/2 teaspoons red food colouring. Add in 
    water chestnut cubes. Combine well and set aside for 10 
    minutes. Drain the water. Add in 500 grams tapioca flour and
    turn to coat. Set aside.

4. In a large pot, bring water to the boil. Place the cubes in the 
    water. Use a turner to move the cubes so that they don’t stick
    to the bottom. Cook on a medium-high heat until the cubes 
    rise and floating on the top. Remove the cubes from the 
    boiling water and place in the clean water. Set aside.

5. For serving. Put some Tub Tim Grob in a serving bowl. Mix in 
    syrup and coconut soup. Taste-test the soup and adjust it to 
    your taste. Serve with jackfruit and crushed ice on top.

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