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Sweet Potato Nian Gao Balls

[Ingredients] - makes 60pcs

  • A portion of nian gao - cut into 1cm cubes

  • 200g glutinous rice flour

  • 10g rice flour

  • 300g purple sweet potato - peeled, steamed

  • 40g icing sugar

  • 55ml cooking oil

  • 1/2tsp salt

  • 170-180ml water


  1. Combine all ingredients (except nian gao) together and knead till it forms a soft dough.

  2. Divide the dough into 15-20g portions.

  3. Wrap each portion with a piece of nian gao and roll it into a ball.

  4. You can either place them on banana leaves and steam it for 10mins over medium-high heat, or pan-fry them for 5mins over low heat.


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