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Thursday 10 October 2013

Jian Dui 煎堆 (Deep fried glutinous rice balls / Sesame seed balls)

There was a time my sister and I went to a Taiwanese Restaurant here in JB and after we finished our meal, came the dessert.  I never knew there was a dessert included in our meal.  And it was "Jian Dui" (fried glutinuous rice balls coated with sesame seeds).  It has been ages and I can't remember when was the last time I had this snack.  It was so yummy and delicious.

During my young time, it just never occur to me why this snack is called Jian Dui. To translate it from Cantonese, "Jian 煎" means fry, "Dui 堆" is pile or could be lots or batch ~ so it is "frying in a pile".

It was not too long ago, well more than one year ago, Sonia (NasiLemakLover) made this Jian Dui and had bookmarked it since then.  So, today I made my Jian Dui.  

Jian Dui煎堆(Deep fried glutinous rice balls / Sesame seed balls)
(recipe source & full adapted from Sonia of NasiLemakLover

A) Dough
30g Tang Mien flour (Wheat starch)
75ml water

1. Warm Tang Mien flour over a pot of simmering water.
2. Boil the water and pour and mix with flour, combine well.
3. Cover and set aside.

B) Syrup
120ml water
40g sugar
A pinch of salt

1. Add sugar and salt with water in a pot.
2. Boil water till sugar melted, set aside.

To make dough
150g glutinous rice flour 
糯米粉, sifted
3tsp baking powder, sifted ( or replace with 1tsp double action baking powder)
1tbsp cooking oil

1. Add glutinous rice flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
2. Slowly add in the warm syrup (B), mix it.
3. Add cooking oil and Tang meng dough (A), and knead till smooth (count 75 times or about 90 seconds), cover and to rest for 10mins.

Filling & Coating
200g red bean paste or Lotus paste
Sesame seeds

1. Divide red bean paste into small round ball (10g each).
2. Divide dough into small round ball (15g each), cover with cloth from time to time.
3. Flatten the dough and wrap red bean ball into round ball. Repeat the rest until finished.

    (wet your palm from time to time as the dough will dry up quickly)
4. Spray water on the ball, roll it on the sesame seeds.
5. Deep fry over low heat till puff up and golden brown.

There is this Video to demonstrate how to make this Jian Dui. 

                             I have made half portion with red bean paste and half in lotus paste.


I don't know why few of the Jian Dui, the filling burst out while frying.  I think I did not press hard to release some air out.

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