Muah Chee

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A popular street food found in Singapore and Malaysia, these sticky glutinous rice balls are coated in ground peanuts and sugar.

Let's start cooking!

Peanuts, sugar and salt mixed together to make peanut coating

Step 1 - Make peanut coating

  • In a bowl, add peanuts, 50 g sugar and salt (if desired).
  • Mix well and set aside.
For a twist, try using black sesame seeds instead of peanuts.
Water and shallot oil mixed with flour in mixing bowl

Step 2 - Mix ingredients together to form muah chee batter

  • In a mixing bowl, add 235 ml water, shallot oil, glutinous rice flour and tapioca flour.
  • Mix well.
Sticky muah chee batter with wooden spatula

Step 3 - Cook to make muah chee batter

  • Pour into a dish and steam for 2 minutes on high heat.
  • Remove from heat then fold with a wooden spatula. The batter will be slightly solid.
  • Scrape the sides, then steam again for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat then fold again with a wooden spatula. The batter will be slightly sticky.
Muah chee coated with peanut shavings

Step 4 - Coat and shape muah chee

  • Add peanut coating into a large dish, then add muah chee batter.
  • Coat generously with peanuts, then cut into bite sized pieces.

Plate and serve!

Sticky flour coated generously with peanut shavings

Serve hot!

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