Sunday, 6 July 2008

Muar Chee

Mua Chee is a dessert or snack that is popular at street hawkers especially in Penang. You can make the mua chee dough by mixing glutinous rice flour and water. Once the dough is mixed, it is usually boiled or steamed till it is light and puffy. This dough is then tossed and cut up in a grounded up mixture of roasted peanuts and sugar as seen above. Ingredients:
  • 340g glutinous rice flour
  • 300ml water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp thick coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

  • 3 tbsp fragrant oil(oil fried with shallots)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp shallots crisps

Groundnut mixture (mix together):

  • 175g toated peanuts, pounded
  • 75g toasted sesame seeds
  • 250g granulated sugar

  • 3 tbsp cooked groundnut oil ( normal will do too)


Mix glutinous rice flour, sugar, coconut milk, oil and water in a microwable bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir well and cook on high for another minute. Stir well, it should be cooked but if you are having a lower wattage microwave you might have to cook another minute more. Add in the 2 tbsp of fragrant oil(cooking oil straight from the bottle will do - only no fragrance)Let the dough cool.

Add the peanut, sesame seeds and sugar mixture to the dough and using an oiled scissor, snip into smaller pieces and coat well with peanuts. (if not serving the whole portion, remove a small piece enough to eat, and put into the coating, then snip from there. Remove the coated dough for serving and leave the coating for the rest of the dough). Sprinkle with the shallots crisps.

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