Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

INTRODUCTION

Today, I have prepared these sweet potatoes onde onde in my home town Sarawak.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

Since I am in my mother in law’s house, I thought I might as well prepared something for my wife’s family since they have been reading about my blog entries but do not have a chance to taste it.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

Hmmm, frankly speaking, I do not really like to cook in a kitchen of not my own. Not that they are not helpful but I have to ask from A to Z where they keep the plate and etc.…and in ended up I am using this to weigh my ingredients.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

Taking into consideration the availability of raw material and my in law’s kitchen utensils and crockery, I have decided to prepare something simpler, sweet potatoes onde onde. In fact,  I started to get unfamiliar with the town that I was born and raise after spending more than 20 years overseas.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

I have a hard time to get simple cooking ingredients such as shredded fresh coconuts. I have visited 4 stores and bag the last store to “do me a favour” so that they re-open the machine and sold me some fresh shredded coconut for me.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

Being in Sarawak, I have to take advantage of the local materials here. Gula Melaka or coconut palm sugar all this while is not a common sugar item in Sarawak cuisines. Instead, the Sarawak version of Gula Melaka is called Gula Apong, not from coconut palm but from another type of palm called nipah palm.(scientific name:  nypa fruiticans). In my humble opinion, it is more aromatic than Gula Melaka. In fact, in recent years, price have increased tremendously due to demand exceeds supply.. If you are interested to understand, you can read this translated articles on Gula Apong here.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

Onde Onde or Ondeh Ondeh or Klepon is a common rice cake stuffed with palm sugar. As per Wikipedia:

“Klepon (pronounced Klê-pon) is a traditional rice cake, popular in Indonesia and Malaysia. It is a boiled rice cake, stuffed with liquid gula jawa (palm sugar), and rolled in grated coconut. Klepon is green because it is flavoured with a paste made from the pandan or dracaena plant whose leaves are used widely in South East Asian cooking. In other parts of Indonesia, such as in Sumatra and in neighbouring Malaysia, klepon is called as onde-onde.”  (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klepon)

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)


WHAT IS REQUIRED

Recipe adapted from: Sweet Potato Ondeh Ondeh

Servings: Prepared about 10-15 Onde Onde depending on size of rice balls prepared

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

Skin Ingredients

  • 150 grams of sweet potato – skinned, steamed and mashed
  • 150 grams of glutinous rice flour
  • 100 grams of lukewarm water
  • 20 grams of castor sugar
  • 20 grams of cooking oil (not in picture)

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

Filling  and coating ingredients

  • 100 grams of Gula Apong (nipah palm sugar) or Gula Melaka (coconut sugar)
  • 2-3 pieces of Pandan leaves cut into small pieces
  • 150 grams of freshly grated coconuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Others

  • 2 litres of hot water for boiling the glutinous rice balls
  • 1/2 to 1 litre of icy cold water for cooling the cooked glutinous rice balls

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)


STEPS OF PREPARATION

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

  • Skin, steam and mash the sweet potatoes, set aside for later use.
  • In a big bowl, put the glutinous rice flour, sugar, oil and mash potatoes. Gradually add in the lukewarm water until use hand to knead until well combined and become a pliable dough.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

  • Meanwhile, in a steamer, place the grated coconut, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and the pandan leaves. Steam in the steamer for about 10-15 minutes or until the pandan leaves are soft.

  • While the coconut is steamed, Divide the dough into 10-15 equal pieces. I have divide the dough into 30 grams each. Take a ball, flatten eat, put a teaspoon of Gula Apong on the centre of the dough. If you are using Gula Melaka, you will have to chop the gula Melaka into as fine as possible in advance If possible use mortar or pastel to pound it until fine.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

  • Seal up the edges and shape it round and set aside for later boiling. When all the balls are almost done, prepare a pot of boiling hot water.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

  • Put the sweet potatoes balls into the hot boiling water. Let them boil until all the sweet potatoes balls float up. When they float up, it means that the sweet potatoes balls are cooked. Scoop out the cooked balls from the pot and place them in the icy cold water. Let it rest in the icy cold water for 2-3 minutes before drain and transfer it out the steamed grated coconut prepare earlier. Best serve as a snack for tea time.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)


CONCLUSION

This is not a difficult recipe. In fact, it is rather simple.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

A few tips to share, if you are using Gula Melaka, it is best to pound the Gula Melaka until powdery to get the oozing effect when you take your bite. Secondly, do not be overly greedy with your filling. While it is good to be generous, too much filling can render the ball bursting when cooked . In addition, it may become overly sweet that may disappoint your guests.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have a nice day.

Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)


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Don’t Oozes Onto My Shirt!–Sweet Potato Onde Onde (番薯椰丝糯米球)

  1. Yummy!!

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  3. Hi Kenneth….Really Fantastic recipe your Ondeh Ondeh. It got me one of the top 3 for Best Food in our monthly office get together. Really love it…. 🙂

  4. Hi, does the oil make the ondeh ondeh not that dry ? how to get the chewy texture?

  5. Hi Kenneth my ondeh ondeh turn out quite hard is it because dough need to knead longer ? please advice ….

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