Sunday, June 7, 2015


Kuih or dessert  recipe

After a long time, I cooked any traditional treats or kuih (bite size dessert or snack)  for my family. This Apam Nasi was my late mum's favorite.  She used to prepare it when she had leftover rice for our  breakfast. My mum mix the flour just before going to bed and first thing in the morning, steamed these Apam Nasi.

What I noticed, most of our traditional kuih were mostly steamed since at that time an oven was not available even baking was  done using charcoal.

Added only half a cup of sugar but if you want it sweeter use 3/4 cup instead.  Used  red food coloring and the balance as it is but this is entirely up to you.  If you don't have that small plastic molds, use 7 in round pan and steam it for 30-40 minutes.

We enjoyed our Apam Nasi without coconut.   Halve the recipe if you have a small family, my recipe below yield 25 apam.

Kuih or Dessert recipe

Yield  : 25 small cups

1 cup  cold cooked rice
1 cup rice flour
1 cup plain flour
1.5  tsp instant yeast
1.5 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
grated coconut + salt
food coloring of your choice


Blend rice, water and sugar in a blender until smooth.

Combine  sifted rice flour, plain flour and instant yeast in a mixing bowl.

Pour rice mixture onto dry ingredients, stir until well incorporated.

Divide batter into  2 or more if you like more colors.   Add coloring to each portion and leave to rise for 2-3 hours.

Heat water in a steamer until it  is boiling, steam your  grated coconut for 5 minutes. .

Grease your plastic mold with oil and put in the steamer just to warm them.  Fill the mold until full and steam over high heat  for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and slide apam from the mold.

Serve with grated coconut if desired.

Kuih or Dessert recipe

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Rafeeda AR said...

such an interesting recipe...

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

They look so lovely!

Jaisy James said...

nice loved the colred one..pic also superbbb

Ajay said...

In kerala, we call this as "Appam". Attractive colors

Beena said...

Wow super appam. Love it

Motions and Emotions said...

this is interesting

Julie said...

looks very yummy!

Priya said...

never heard of this.This rice cake looks delicious

Katerina said...

What delicious little cakes! I love their colors!

Winnie said...

How cute these look and such an interesting recipe. This is totally new to me :) They could be wonderful for my gluten-free niece!

Jess said...

This sounds really tasty! I've never heard of this! I've pinned it! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Juliana said...

These rice cake look so cute...light and fluffy...I wish I could taste one now...
Hope you are enjoying your week :)

Padma said...

They looks super gorgeous..I make appam but this is new to me ..will give it a try:)

Echo aka The Mad Mommy said...

These look so tasty! Thank you for sharing them at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

Unknown said...

Very interesting recipe! Thank you for sharing at Pin Worthy Wednesday!

Sherry Clitheroe (writing as Abigail Leigh Reed) said...

I've never heard of these. They look like mini muffins, but they're made of rice! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we're looking forward to what you have to share next week. :)

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Sri Kri said...

Looking yummy.Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Thanks, this year you get lot of opportunity and share more foodie blog and its in satya niketan delhi

The Lazy Gastronome said...

I'm running behind!! Thanks for sharing at the what's for dinner party last week - The new party is open now. Hope to see you there!