Monday, 15 February 2016

Fried Nian Gao Balls

What to do with leftovers Nian Gaos? Seen so many post on this and decided to try making this snack with some purple sweet potatoes. Very addictive snack, you can't stop at one or two or three....... Anyway it 's an easy no fuss recipe.

Sweet Potatoes Nian Gao Balls


300 gms of steam purple sweet potatoes
60 gms glutinous rice flour
40 ml of water or enough water to knead into a soft dough
2 tbsps sugar
40 pcs Nian Gao cubes
Some sesame seeds, if you are planning to coat with sesame seeds


Place steam sweet potatoes in a bowl and mash until fine.
Add in the sugar and mix well.
Then add in glutinous rice flour and mix well before adding enough water to knead into a soft pliable dough.
Divide dough into 30 portions and roll each piece of dough into a ball.
Wrapped with a cube of nian gao and if you want to coat with sesame seeds, use some water to wet the ball and roll in sesame seeds.
Deep fry balls in hot boiling oil and fry until balls floats up.
Scoop up on paper towel to absorbed the oil.
Serve hot or cold.

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