Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ondeh Ondeh (番薯蛋)

Following the runaway success of The Little Nonya (小娘惹) drama, everything and anything Nonya has become popular with many Singaporeans.

For me, it would have to be the mouth-watering Nonya cuisines. :)


Ondeh Ondeh (番薯蛋)



Ingredients (材料):
50g sweet potatoes (50克 番薯)
200g glutinuous rice flour (200克 糯米粉)
2 pieces gula melaka (两块 椰糖)
2 tsp pandan essence/green colouring (两茶匙 绿色素)
1 bowl water (一碗 清水)
100g grated coconut without skin (100克 去皮椰丝)


Method (做法):
(1) Cook the sweet potatoes in a pot of boiling water. Once cooked, mash it.
蒸熟后的番薯压成泥。

(2) Melt the gula melaka slightly with your hand temperature and roll into small balls.
与糯米粉混合,并慢慢加入清水和绿色素至能搓成软团状。

(3) Mix the mashed sweet potatoes with flour. Slowly incorporate water and the green colouring till a dough forms.
利用手指温度把椰糖捏成小球状。

(4) Roll the dough into balls, flatten it with your palm and add in the gula melaka balls. Shape the dough again into a ball and ensure that the gula melaka does not leak on the outside.
把绿色面团揉扁平,摆入椰糖小球后裹成番薯蛋。需确保椰糖不外露。

(5) Add the ondeh ondeh balls to a pot of boiling water. Once cooked, the balls will float to the water surface. Drain the balls of water and roll them on a plate with the grated coconut.
在锅中滚开水,下番薯蛋至煮熟浮起。取出后,趁热沾上椰丝即可上桌。

Verdict:
- the gula melaka can be a bit sweet so if you do not have such a sweet tooth, you might want to cut down on the sugar

2 comments:

Lauren said...

Sweet potatoes & coconut are among my favorite foods, and I'm always looking to incorporate new ingredients into my cooking repertoire - these Ondeh Ondeh sound great!

foodbin said...

wow! looks tasty-i think a lot of S'porean are Nyonya too.