Ondeh Ondeh is a local favourite snack. It is supposed to be green in colour. I guess I did not add in enough pandan paste to make it green. The recipe I used is from a cookbook I bought years ago. It's a keeper. The texture is soft and nice. The only setback of this first attempt of mine is the insufficient filling. When it's popped into the mouth, it took a while for the filling to ooze out due to the excessive dough. Well, I was kind of afraid that the filling will leak out when boiled. I think I will do better the next round. Here's the recipe if you are interested.
For the dough :
300g glutinous rice flour
2 tbsp tapioca flour
1 medium sweet potato,steamed and mashed (abt 200g)
Sufficient pandan leaves, blended with a little water - sieve to obtain abt 200ml pandan juice
a pinch of salt and a few drops of green colouring
For the filling : (mix together)
2 round pieces of gula melaka
(use a knife to cut thinly and cut up into smaller pieces
1 tbsp of castor sugar
For the coating :
A ready to use grated coconut from the supermarket or buy fresh one if you can. Steam with some pandan leaves and a pinch of salt for 10mins.Leave to cool
- Mix the salt and green colouring with pandan juice.
- Next,mix the flour and the mashed sweet potato. Add in the juice gradually until it forms a dough. Knead the dough till smooth and spongy.
- Pinch a small amount of dough and roll into a ball. Flatten it and put some filling in the centre.Seal it and roll into a ball again. Repeat till all the dough is used up.
- Prepare a pot of boiling water. Throw in the ondeh ondeh balls and let it cook till they rise to the top ( I actually used a wok and they did not rise up to the surface.Instead they sort of floats around.So I let them float for a while). Once ready, take out and quickly roll them with the grated coconut.
- Voila! Ready to serve.