Steamed Tapioca Kueh

'Kueh' was Greek to me 5 years back when I came to Singapore. Now I make them in my kitchen! To me kueh/kway is an Asian Cake. People here would love to Kueh Vs Cake. The basic ingredient in Kueh is either rice flour/tapioca with coconut milk flavored with pandan leaves and dressed with shredded coconut. You can make it look colorful and attractive :) I started off with a recipe provided by my colleague however one of the Singapore blogs here gives you a more accurate recipe. But women here say there is no correct/right recipe for Kueh. Everything is agak-agak(approximately) la .....

Here is how I made Steamed Tapioca Kueh as per my colleagues recipe :

Tapioca : 2.5 cups (cleaned and grated)
Coconut Milk : 1 cup
Sugar : 3 tablespoons
Food Color : any color
Shredded wetcoconut : 4 tablesp
Pandan leaves : 3-4

Method:
Mixed  grated tapioca, coconut milk, sugar. Place pandan leaves over it and closed the pan with a lid. Steamed for 15 minutes. Enjoyed hot Kueh's.

If you have shredded coconut with you, steam coconut, pinch of salt and pandan leaves for 3 mins. Dredge hot Kueh with the warm shredded coconut and serve.

Yummy Steamed Kueh's just for you from Singapore .......


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17 comments:

Asha said...

"Kueh" is still Greek to me! Haha! Looks so yum, like a thick Sago payasa with coconut. Good one. Don't show it to me today, I am on Rasam diet! Wahhhh!!

Priti said...

Looks gud...glad to knw you make these :)

Cham said...

Do they call steamed cake? I ve seen yest in one Asian blog, they use rice flour in pretty small press middle filled with coconut or groundnuts and again they fill with little rice flour, serve them in banana leaf.
Very different and delicous one with tapioca!

Uma said...

hmm. kueh! never heard or seen this. looks yummy!

sowmya's creative saga said...

something new and interesting..looks nice..singaporeans do have a variety of such cakes..i have tasted carrot cake (savoury one) made with raddish at the food court..tastes good..

Ashwini said...

Not heard of this sweet..Looks yummy though..

Sukanya said...

I love kuehs too. Yummy.I didnt know they were so simple to make, I used to always think they are quite complicated to make. I will surely try this recipe. Thanks LG for giving me so many tiffin ideas.

Maya said...

Never heard or seen this before!Uses sago and coconut, will be yummy am sure.

LG said...

@ Asha and Maya,
The recipe uses Tapioca itself and not sago! It does not taste like sabbakki payasa..not at all! the taste is very different but I bet Indian taste buds love this because of coconut milk and sugar :)

LG said...

@ Cham,
There are varieties of steamed cakes. I must say these people are experts in making them. There are layered cakes, steamed rice cakes topped with pickled raddish (has pork also in it) etc etc..there are baked Kueh's too!

jayasree said...

A totally new recipe with tapioca. I will try this during my next harvest of tapioca. But that is in Nov,09.

notyet100 said...

lovely click,..nd nice recipe,..looks so yum,..

Priya said...

Steam cooked tapioca cake looks delicious...never heard of this before..simply superb, quite a different onetoo..

Deepa Hari said...

Looks great...Never heard of it...its new to me...Good one...You have a beautiful blog.

Varsha Vipins said...

Lookss yummy like Palkatti..wow..good one lakshmi..:)

Madhu said...

Very very new dish to me L, cake sounds fun..Looks delicious.

Manju said...

i think i love this!! a new recipe for me with tapioca..:)