1-2cupswhite sugaraccording to how sweet you would like it to be
180mlvegetable cooking oil
Completely remove the skin of the root vegetable. This is to ensure that the paste comes out smooth and silky.
Chop the ground root into cubes and steam it until it is soft. You can poke the cubes with a fork or chopsticks to check whether it breaks easily.
Once soft, use a fork or masher to mash the hot cubes into a smooth paste. You need to mash while they are still hot as they will harden once they cool down.
Now, mix the taro paste, sugar and vegetable oil into a pot and cook over the stove at medium to low heat. You may add coconut milk if you would like a more rich and creamy paste. If so, reduce the amount of cooking oil added.
Stir the mixture for about 15 to 20 minutes until the ingredients become completely mixed into a consistent taro paste.
Remove the pot from the stove and let it cool down. Make sure to chill the taro paste until room temperature before using.
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