Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Purple Sweet Potatoes Ondeh-Ondeh / "Buah Melaka" ( Glutinous Rice Ball With Palm Sugar )

Ondeh-Ondeh
Ondeh-ondeh is also known as Buah Melaka by the nyonya peranakans. You can easily find it at wet market, coffee shops or stalls along the roadside in the morning.Also, there's a stall at Jonker Street selling ondeh-ondeh freshly at night. 

This cute sticky,soft chewy little balls filled with sweet palm sugar ( gula melaka) and coated with freshly grated young coconut.

There're varieties of ondeh-ondeh. There's sweet potato ondeh-ondeh, pumpkin ondeh-ondeh and original pandan flavor. Usually you can find the original pandan flavor that's a  little green color balls, which used glutinous rice flour, pandan juice(pandan paste) and green coloring ..

I made the original flavor ondeh-ondeh and found it a little bit dense.I'll keep finding the good original flavor recipe, meanwhile, let me share with you this purple sweet potatoes ondeh-ondeh..that I made a couple of weeks ago..

Do not eat this while it's still hot, the palm sugar syrup will burn your tongue.
Pop it into your mouth when cooled and closed your mouth when you chew it , otherwise, the syrup will burst out.

Here's the recipe from Jeannie .

160g glutinous rice flour
10g tapioca flour
120g sweet potatoes, steamed and pureed
80-100g pandan water (boil 300g water with 2 pieces of pandan leaves)
100g gula melaka (palm sugar) - roughly chopped
150g white grated coconut


Method:

Steam white grated coconut with 1/8 tsp salt for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl mix glutinous rice flour, tapioca flour and mashed pumpkin together, slowly add 80g pandan water into it and knead to a smooth dough. If dough is too dry add a little more pandan water into it or little more flour if it is too wet.
Pinch dough into small ball (about 10g), slightly press flat and fill with gula melaka and roll into smooth ball again. 
Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop the little dough balls into it. 
When they float to the surface and let it boil for another 2-3 minutes.
Remove them with a slotted spoon and shake off excess water.
Roll the cooked glutinous balls over the white grated coconut.
Served warm or at room temperature.


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3 comments:

Mel said...

I usually would pop in for a visit whenever I see ondeh ondeh post! Ondeh ondeh is one of my favorite kuih and especially loves those using sweet potato as part of the dough and not all glutinous rice only. Your ondeh ondeh looking very tempting to me. (Oh, why do you say buah melaka in your heading??)

Mel said...

Oh, oh, oh......I got it now the meaning buah melaka. Have not been reading and I jump to comment. Have a wonderful day to you

Phong Hong said...

I love Onde-Onde! Usually eat the green ones and this purple version looks good too. I can keep popping them into my mouth :)