By using an electric mixer, mix sugar and egg then add in flour; stir well with wooden spatula, slowly. Add in coconut milk, stir, then add in Pandan essence, stir well.
Grease your Putu Ayu molds lightly with cooking oil, set aside
Mix your desiccated coconut with a dash of salt, to taste; then soak the mixture with a little water, stir well.
Spoon about 1 tsp moistened desiccated coconut into the greased molds, using your finger or the spoon, press and adjust the desiccated coconut to the molds; pour about 3 tbsp batter, steam for 15 minutes.