Kueh Tutu

15:11' 07-02-2019
Kueh Tutu is a traditional Singapore sweet, filled with either sweet coconut or peanut fillings.

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    It requires a lot of time, an hour for preparation then another hour for cooking. Note that you have to use pandan leaves in three different stages of cooking.

    Do not include the 3 tablespoons of cold water if you are using fresh coconut.

    This recipe makes 12 serves.


    • 2 cups rice flour

    • Pandan leaves

    • 150ml hot water

    • 3 Tbsp cold water

    • 1 tsp sugar

    • ½ tsp salt

    • ½ cup shredded coconut

    • ½ cup palm sugar


    • Cut the pandan leaves into rectangles.

    • Mix the coconut, pandan leaves and palm sugar in a non-stick pan on medium heat.

    • Stir often to avoid burning the sugar.

    • After 5 minutes, add the cold water.

    • When most of the sugar has melted, remove from heat.

    • Take out the leaves and let it rest.

    • Roast the rice flour and new pandan leaves in a non-stick pan on medium heat for 2 minutes. Take it off the heat to cool and remove the leaves.

    • Dissolve salt and sugar in the hot water.

    • Carefully sprinkle the water into the flour with a tablespoon, a little at a time, using your hands to mix so there are no big lumps.

    • Put the mixture through a sieve to get a consistency of wet sand.

    • Fill half of a cupcake mould with the roasted flour, then 1 or 2 teaspoons of coconut filling, then cover with more roasted flour. Compact it well.

    • Carefully turn the mould on a piece of pandan leaf and muslin cloth and place it in a steamer.

    • Steam for about 8-10 minutes.

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