Kuih Bidaran

by Lisa K. on Mon, May 14, 2018

Kuih Bidaran, a cousin of the more popular Kuih Bom we think this kuih uses sweet potato mixed in with the glutinous rice flour. The result is a chewy, crispy ball with a natural sweetness. This is then stuffed with sticky and sweet coconut filling. The kuih is coated with toasted sesame seeds for the extra crunch.

Crispy, chewy and then melts in your mouth!

Serves 5 - 6 people

Lightly sprinkle water on the kuih so the sesame seeds can fit better

When making the balls, cover the ones already made with a damp cloth so it doesn't dry up

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Kuih Bidaran


  • Preparation
  • Total
    1 ½ cups glutinous rice flour
    ½ cup rice flour
    3/4 cup warm water
    ¼ cup sugar
    200g sweet potato, boiled and mashed

    Coconut Filling
    50g palm sugar
    2 tbsp. sugar
    1 pandan leaf, knotted
    2 tbsp. water
    70g grated fresh coconut

1. Make the coconut filling. Break up the palm sugar and combine with sugar, pandan leaf and water in a wide pan. Cook on low heat until the sugars dissolve. Add in the freshly grated coconut and cook until it is sticky. This should take about 5 minutes. Set it aside.

2. To make the skin, dissolve the sugar in warm water. Sift the flour together, add in the mashed sweet potatoes and pour in the sugar water. Use your hands to mix into a dough. It is ready when the dough doesn’t stick to your hands. Add in extra glutinous rice flour of dough is sticky.

3. Weigh out the dough into 20g balls and flatten it in your palm. Fill with 1 tsp. of coconut and wrap it up and roll it in your palm to form balls.

4. Roll in sesame seeds and fry until golden brown.

5. Allow the kuih to cool before consumption.