Deep Fried Sesame Balls

Deep Fried Sesame Balls is one of the famous tea time snack in Malaysia. The commoner is a famous and new year delicacy among chinese .The malays also has a similar kuih commonly known as Kuih Bom is prepared with a mixture of rice flour and glutinous rice flour has goes thru variations in preparation thru out the years.The filling also varies according to preference. Green bean paste,red bean paste or lotus seed paste are other type of fillings that one can come across when biting into this traditional balls.
This recipe is done with sweet potato and is really tasty .I have used coconut filling as it is easier to prepare .

600g mashed orange sweet potatoes
250g glutinous rice flour
2 tbsp custard powder
4 tbsp fine sugar

Grated coconut (from 1 coconut)
200gm palm sugar/gula melaka/gula kabung
1 ½ tsp corn flour
1 tbsp water

6 tbsp sesame seeds

First prepare the filling : Chop the palm sugar and cook it in low heat with 2 cup of water. Leave it to simmer until the sugar dissolve. Sieve the mixture and return back to heat. Add in the grated coconut and stir until coconut is well combined. Stir at all times and do not leave the mixture to dry out. While its still slightly wet, thicken the filling with the corn flour mixture(mix water with cornflour).The filling will slightly be thick. Close fire.Leave the filling to cool down completely before using.

Combine mashed sweet potatoes, glutinous rice flour, custard powder and sugar.If necessary add water bit by bit and knead into a smooth dough.Knead until the dough is not sticky to hand. Divide into about 40 portions and shape into balls.Leave the dough to rest for 15mins.

Flatten each ball and put in about 1 tsp of filling, wrap up and reshape into balls.Dip in water and coat with sesame seeds.

Heat 5 cups of oil and deep fry sesame balls over medium heat until golden brown.Remove, drain on paper towels .Leave the balls to cool down completely before serving.

This recipe is my contribution for the event Think Spice-Sesame Seeds which at present is hosted by Seduce My Tastebuds and was started by


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