Monday, April 5, 2010

Kuih Kosui


100g palm sugar(gula melaka)
45g brown sugar
2pcs pandan leaves
500ml water (If you prefer a firmer texture, reduce the water to 480ml.)

110g rice flour
90ml water
30g tapioca flour
1/2tsp alkaline water

1/2 grated white coconut
1/2tsp salt

1. Mix grated white coconut with salt and steam for 10mins.
2. Set aside to cool.
3. Boil water, palm sugar, brown sugar and pandan leaves together until sugar dissolved.
4. Strain syrup and leave it aside to cool.
5. Add water into the rice flour and mix well.
6. Add in tapioca flour and alkaline water and mix well.
7. Slowly add in the cooled syrup and mix well.
8. Strain the batter.
9. Pour batter into preheated moulds until 80% full.
10.Steam kuehs in a preheated steamer for 35mins.
11.Leave it aside to cool.
12.Remove kueh from mould and coat it with grated coconut.


DG said...

Look chewy & soft. Yum Yum :)

MaryMoh said...

Wow....that's so cute! I would love to make these. Thanks for sharing.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Thanks for sharing, I love this kuih, use to buy from pasar pagi. I immediate bookmark and going to make this soon.

Anncoo said...

Because of my small family, never made this before. Maybe next month, there is a birthday coming, so can make this for the kids party.

Kate said...


Happy Flour said...

Hi DG and MaryMoh,

Thanks for your compliment. :)

My mum and sister-in-law also praised that the kueh is very chewy and soft.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Sonia,

I also love to buy this from the hawker store but sometime it has an alkaline after taste which I don't like it. Whereas this recipe don't have the alkaline after taste and I found that it taste like nian gao. Yummy! :p

Happy Flour said...

Hi Anncoo,

This recipe yield about 20 small cups. It nice to make this for a party but I don't think most of the children will love to eat kueh. My suggestion is leave half portion of the kueh without any grated coconut coating. Maybe they will try it as my elder one love it with the coconut coating whereas the younger one prefer it plain. Hope this help. :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kate,


Blessed Homemaker said...

I love kuih kosui and yours look so cute in those moulds.

Sally said...


caecilia said...

May I ask you - "Is it difficult to take out after steaming?"

Happy Flour said...

Hi Blessed Homemaker,

Thanks for your compliment. :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Caecilia,

Greased the mould and it can be easily removed.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Sally,


Anonymous said...

is it a must to use the alkaline water? can omit or replace it wit other things?


ICook4Fun said...

I love this type of kueh. Do you think I can just omit the alkaline water in this recipe?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Janice and Icook4fun,

Sorry, you can't omit the alkaline water or replace it. Both of you don't have to worry, this recipe uses a small amount of alkaline so it wouldn't have any after taste of alkaline.

Sue said...

Hi Happy flour, when I saw kuih kosui recipe on your blog, my husband and I were very excited as both of us like kuih kosui a lot but difficult to find nice ones. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Before I try out, may I know will the swee kueh mould too big? Or it is better to use mould smaller than this. Where did you get the plastic mould? At phoon huat, only metal moulds are available.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Sue,

You can use any kind or sizes of moulds which you have. If you worry it will stick in the mould then lightly grease it.
I bought the plastic mould from Sun Lik.