Monday, October 24, 2011

Kuih Kasturi ( mung bean fritters )

Kuih Kasturi ( mung bean fritters )


Here is another kuih that i wanted to make long ago, since this month Aspiring bakers calling us to make kuih, so i have no excuses not try out this time. A very simple kuih, cooked mung bean coat with batter and deep fry.





Kuih Kasturi ( mung bean fritters )


mung bean-before and after cooked

Kuih Kasturi ( mung bean fritters )


Kuih Kasturi ( mung bean fritters )


shape it before deep fry

Kuih Kasturi ( mung bean fritters )


Kuih Kasturi ( mung bean fritters )




Kuih Kasturi ( mung bean fritters )
(recipe source: adapted from Cherry on a cake with minor changes)
*makes 30pcs


Kuih Kasturi ( mung bean fritters )300g green mung beans
100g light brown sugar
100g freshly grated coconut
1/2tsp salt


Batter
100g plain flour
50g rice flour
1/4tsp salt
1/2tsp baking soda
160ml ice cold water


Method


1. Place mung beans in a fairly deep pot. Cover with water completely, the water level about an inch and a half above the surface of the mung beans.
2. Bring to a boil and then lower flame to simmer. Cook until the beans are tender, have broken up and until the beans have absorbed all the liquid leaving only a mush of beans in the pot.
3. Watch the pot carefully towards the end so that it doesn't burn. Transfer the mush onto a flat plate to cool it down completely.*
4. When the boiled beans have cooled down completely transfer to a medium bowl and add grated coconut, sugar and salt. Adjust for sweetness if you like it sweeter. Mix thoroughly until it becomes pasty and then shape into patties (30g each) about 2 inches in diameter.
5. To prepare batter: mix all dry ingredients together, slowly add cold water and stop until you have achieved a nice coating batter.
6. Heat up a wok with oil until hot over medium low flame. Dip the bean patties in the batter one by one and fry until a light golden brown and crispy. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy.


* It's important that the cooked beans cool down completely so that when the sugar is added it will not melt and make the bean mixture too soft



Kuih Kasturi ( mung bean fritters )




My both sons are not so keen on this kuih, they dislike a lot of beans, even i cooked red bean soup, usually they only drink the soup but not eating the beans..nowadays kids are not so appreciate this kind of traditional kueh-mueh..sad to say..


I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #12: Traditional Kueh (October 2011) hosted by SSB of Small Small Baker.

40 comments:

温馨小屋 said...

这是我很喜欢吃的kuih之一,喜欢里面满满的绿豆~~

anne said...

I love mung beans :D We have this dish called ginisang monggo ( sautéed mung beans ) back home and sometimes I cook it here :D Your fritters looks delicious and also easy to make ;)

Dzoli said...

I have eaten similar dish by friends.Now that you have given this lovely recipe I can try to make it myself:)

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Sonia, wow looks good and lovely picture. Have a nice day.

蓝色小厨 said...

Don't know why...this few year i love this kueh so much!!

Swee San @ The Sweet Spot said...

wow u made ALOT of kuih!

The Experimental Cook said...

I have always loved this but never figured how to get everything to hold together before frying. now I know :-)

Janine said...

OMG this is something from my childhood!!!! I never knew what name it was but looking at the last photo I know for sure that it is the kuih kasturi. I used to have such fond memories of it! I never knew it was this easy to make! definitely trying this out!!!

Bakeling said...

Oooh , this is my favourite kuih too , I want to learn how to make them !

Thanks for the recipe !

tigerfish said...

These are usually sold with goreng pisang in the food stalls. Almost like forgotten snack! Thanks for reliving food memories.

Shereen said...

Sonia,
Another name for this kuih is Kuih Rengas.Yours look very nice:)

Mel said...

This is something new to me as I never heard of Kuih Kasturi before. It must be yummy since it is fritters!

hanushi said...

You have taught me another new kuih. Interesting and it doesn't really look that complicated, just need more effort. :) Thanks for sharing!

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

I used to buy this at goreng pisang stall, very yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

sean said...

对,
就是它了!

好久没看到它。
你让我想起了旧的回忆

我把食谱先收着。

谢谢分享~

Sook said...

Those fritters look perfect!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Love to eat this! 2nd to fried bananas.  didn't know there are coconut inside them. Yeah nowadays kids just don't like beans, perhaps they have so many other wonderful choices, unlike our times, these are yummy treats!

TINTIN said...

Hi Sonia,

I love this ... used to be one of my favorite snack when I was small. I used to get this from my school canteen makcik for 10 cent each :) Thanks for the recipe !!

Best Regards,
Amy

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

This looks so healthy! My kids and I love deep fried crispy food and I consider this is healthy because ingredients are healthy. ;-)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

This is something i like, whenever pass by the stall, will buy it...

Jane Chew said...

Sonia, i tell myself, dun worry Jane, Sonia will make for u when u visit her. haha... get it? I really miss ur chic wings as well :)

Li Shuan said...

Sonia, I never eat this kuih before, here I only use my eyes to eat, next time when I see u ,can you pls make me some. I want to try.

Von said...

I love mung beans and even more than that, I love anything deep-fried! I'm sure I'd love this kuih! :D Actually, I remember eating something similar to this a very very long time ago at my grandma's house (and I remember it tasted great!)....ahh- love these spontaneous food memories!

:O I cannot imagine drinking red bean soup like that! it must take a lot of effort! haha..... maybe one day, your sons will grow up to like beans? :D

ICook4Fun said...

I know this kuih as kuih rengas. So there is another name for it. It has been years since I last had one. I remember buying this from the Malay kuih seller.

lena said...

not too sure about this kuih..maybe i've seen it, are they crispy?

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Lena, yes, they are crispy but only last few hours,

Little Corner of Mine said...

Crispy on the outside and soft inside yeah. Luckily both my girls love red bean, green bean and split mung bean.

Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

I like this..So you will be trying goreng pisang (banana fritters) soon??

julie said...

Delicious n healthy fritters..baking makes it perfect!!

爱丝特 said...

Never mind, I appreciate this kind of traditional kueh-mueh, the more the merrier (but lazy to do it myself) ^_^

Lalique said...

happy to visit you from Turkey

daphne said...

esp when it is fresh.. bite into the crisp and have the savour soft hit. I LIKE!

edith said...

Mine too thus these days I forgo so many of my favorite. Hard to make something in small proportion.

Suhaina said...

wow..sonia..i am drooling over ur pictures... we too make a similar version with slight changes.. will post our version soon.its called Modakam.
This looks so tempting....slurp...

Anonymous said...

I have not see this kueh on the market for a long time, well done!

Lori said...

I like mung beans, but are never quite sure what to do with them. I run out of ideas quickly, but this version is great! Something different for me.

divya said...

looks absolutely great dear.

babe_kl said...

I dun really fancy kuih but this one is my fave hehe and I din know it's known as Kuih Kasturi! Next time you make send me some hahaha since your son dun like them

Shu Han said...

I have never tried this kuih before somehow! It reminds me of middle eastern falafels (chickoea fritters), so yummy!

My Little Space said...

Sonia, this is one of my fav as well. Love it so much. Thanks for sharing it.
Kristy

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