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Bunga Telang Plant

I have a few request from bloggers and friends to show them my bunga telang plant.The seed is given by my Dad. So here you go,  the plant is actually a creeper plant. It creeps all over the bunga kantan plant and my pot of daun kaduk. I just cut it my bunga telang plant last week cos get complaint from my neighbour that it creeps over to their plants. * Sigh*  

“Clitoria ternatea is a vine native to tropical and equatorial Asia, but has been introduced to Africa, Australia and the New World. It grows well in moist neutral soil and requires little care. It is grown as an ornamental plant and as a revegetation species (e.g., in coal mines in Australia). It fixes nitrogen and is therefore also used . in southeast asia the flowers are use to colour food. In Malay cooking, an aqueous extract is used to colour glutinous rice for kuih tekan (also known as pulut seri kaya) and in nonya chang. In Thailand, a syrupy blue drink is made called nam dok anchan. Some varietes also have white flowers.”

Source : Wikipedia



Beautiful blue flowers to beautify my garden.

The usage of this flower is as a colour agent to colour the glutinous rice and rice. The only thing I know is the blue colour Pulut Tai Tai ( dip with Kaya ) and Nasi Kerabu is using this flowers as a colouring. Oohhh… talking about that, I think tomorrow I am going to the Ramadhan Bazaar outside my house to tapau Nasi Kerabu for dinner. My favourite rice during my pregnancy. Every weekend must have one packet of it. Hahaha




  1. gertrude says:

    Sue, so sayang you cut off the bunga telang plant. When I go home I have to get some dry ones to bring it back here for me to make some kueh kueh

    September 18th, 2008 at

  2. 3lilangels says:

    I would love to have you as a neighbour. You can have your plants creeping everywhere you want as long as I get to taste your yummy cooking and try out bunga telang. Thanks for the most informative and interesting post!

    September 24th, 2008 at

  3. emily says:

    Sue, Thanks for the picture!

    September 26th, 2008 at

  4. Lim Sue Hoay says:

    Dear Sue

    Thank you for the picture of Bunga Teleng.
    Can you please let me know where to buy the Bunga Teleng because I would like to have the natural blue colour for my kueh
    pulut tai-tai.

    Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

    Lim S H

    Try to look out at the nursery. I got mine from my aunt. Sometimes you can see those Malay housing area they plant the bunga telang. Go and pluck the seeds from it. It is quite easy to plant.

    July 30th, 2009 at

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