Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jian Dui 煎堆(Deep fried glutinous rice balls / Sesame seed balls)


My kids love this sesame seed balls serve at the dim sum restaurant..I wanted to make this for a longer time. I always wonder how this sesame ball still maintain round and puff when it is cooled. I managed to find a useful Hong Kong video and immediate try it out..and very happy with the result..




Jian Dui煎堆(Deep fried glutinous rice balls / Sesame seed balls)


I followed 100% to the instructions and ingredients in this video. The dough is easy to manage, just to make sure you pat water on your palm when you rolling the balls as the dough is easy to dry up quickly. I feel this recipe ask to add 3tsp baking powder is a bit over, next time i will try to replace with 1tsp double action powder...Actually we prefer lotus paste filling but i made red bean paste this time since i have leftover cooked red bean from red bean soup..
Ya, i also deep fry for 2 times since the sesame seed browned too quickly at the 1st time and it did not puff up and uncooked inside. So i returned to deep fry the 2nd times over low heat, then only it puff up and cooked.

Jian Dui煎堆(Deep fried glutinous rice balls / Sesame seed balls)


I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #19: Dim Sum Affair (May 2012) hosted by SSB of Small Small Baker.


Jian Dui煎堆(Deep fried glutinous rice balls / Sesame seed balls)
(recipe source: adapted from this Hong Kong video, with minor changes)

A) Dough
Jian Dui煎堆(Deep fried glutinous rice balls / Sesame seed balls) 30g Tang Mien flour 澄
(Wheat starch)
75ml water

Method
1. Warm Tang Mien flour over a pot of simmering water.
2. Boil the water and pour and mix with flour, combine well.
3. Cover and set aside.


B) Syrup
120ml water
40g sugar
A pinch of salt

Method
1. Add sugar and salt with water in a pot.
2. Boil water till sugar melted, set aside.


To make dough
150g glutinous rice flour 糯米粉, sifted
3tsp baking powder, sifted ( or replace with 1tsp double action baking powder)
1tbsp cooking oil

Method
1. Add glutinous rice flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
2. Slowly add in the warm syrup (B), mix it.
3. Add cooking oil and Tang meng dough (A), and knead till smooth (count 75 times or about 90 seconds), cover and to rest for 10mins.


To deep fry
200g red bean paste or Lotus paste
Sesame seeds

Method
1. Divide red bean paste into small round ball (10g each).
2. Divide dough into small round ball (15g each), cover with cloth from time to time.
3. Flatten the dough and wrap red bean ball into round ball. Repeat the rest until finished.(wet your palm from time to time as the dough will dry up quickly)
4. Spray water on the ball, roll it on the sesame seeds.
5. Deep fry over low heat till puff up and golden brown.

59 comments:

shaz said...

Looks so golden and delicious! Like gold nuggets.
You've done it again :)

ogyep yummy mellow said...

I love this too... But I m more in love with the coconut filling... d malay traditional filling.. red bean & ground nut follows..

zila 4ever said...

we called kuih bom..look sexy he hee hee golden eyes..nice

Small Kucing said...

Tang Meng flour (Wheat starch) where to buy this? I tried looking at hyper market dont have. Have to get from bakery supply shop ?

0620 said...

cantik sekali ^^

Hody Loh said...

i also love Jian Dui....especially red bean....

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

SK, yes, get it from bakery ingredients shop. Let me know if you could not find it..

Ellena | Cuisine Paradise said...

I love Jian Dui!!!! Especially those with lotus paste and freshly fried! Yours sure look mouthwatering :)

Sheoh Yan said...

Sonia, when i did the sweet potato balls also, it wasn't puff and crispy on the next day. Some asked me to use rice flour instead of glutinouse flour. Your Jian Dui looks so successful, was it because of the Tang Meng flour that make it puff here.

Mel said...

Oh....this is my favourite too! Thanks for sharing this with the tips indicated. You make this Jian Dui so perfectly and well done. Feel like eating one now.

Ah Tze said...

lovely glutinous rice balls, it looks very tempting with the golden colour!

Elin said...

Sonia...this is my favorite too. Yours looks good. I must try this out too since the kids love this too :) Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

yvonne said...

Oh, I must have this ball during my dimsum session. And I prefer lotus paste one ;)

Yours here reminded me to get one, maybe I would go for dimsum as dinner :p

busygran said...

My favourtie snack especially with peanut filling! Nice and round!

Sherleen.T said...

ohhhh...banyak cantik :)
normally we buy the one with peanut filling as my hubby love this so much...your jian dui looks so much better than those selling outside...:D

Somewhere in Singapore said...

i loves this with peanut filing...

Baby Sumo said...

I also want to know what is tang meng flour? Where can I buy this? Jin dui is my kids and moms favorite, would be great if I can learn how to make it!

Li Shuan said...

Friend, you know what, I was looking for this recipe the other day. so ngam! I like this dim sum very much. When Jane n her friends come over for lunch I'll make this for them. Thanks for the recipe.

Jane Chew said...

this is one of my favourite too. I usually mix in sweet potatoes. Yours look so beautiful. Well done!

hanushi said...

The sesame balls are so perfect!

Kimmy said...

Sonia, thanks for looking up and sharing lovely recipes and tips with us who shares the same passion. I have tried several of your recipes, the most recent was your plaited coconut bread. We liked it so much. I will definitely make it again using other fillings. Your recipes and photos are very attractive. I have a long way to go to reach your standard.

Jeannie Tay said...

I posted sesame balls yesterday! Lol! Your recipe has baking powder to make a crispier crust when cooled, will try this next time!

Priti said...

Wow yum ...I always like this ....you have done is so perfect

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...


圆滚滚的
看了好欢喜:)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Ooo I always buy this from the Toast Box stall, it's so yummy! My last maid made it for me but I never thought of making it myself, haha. Eat yours first...nom nom nom...

Vivian Pang said...

I hardly find this golden ball in my place. Yours look absolutely delicious ! Well done!

minneville said...

I always want to make these! Kids must love these...but too bad my kitchen is not good with deep frying things!

Julie said...

Looks very tempting n delicious !!

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Yee Er said...

It's one of my favorite, like lotus and peanut filling. Always buy from老友鬼鬼and it costs me rm1.50 each....

Yours looks good. like thr stire bought one.

Natalie Atick said...

HAHAHA love the name!

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

How u manage to make it so round and so even har .....they are lovely. Good job Sonia.

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

These Jian Dui looks delicious! Love Jian Dui but never try making them before. But this recipe is quite east to follow. Will give this a try. :)

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I love eating this, especially with peanuts.

Sissi said...

This is one of the most beautiful desserts I have ever seen. They look irresistible. I think I see them (or something similar) sometimes at my Asian grocery shop (I thought the owner was Thai...). I wonder if I could make a savoury version of these balls...

Sylvia said...

OMG!!! I have been thinking about this for weeks now! Not sure what wheat starch is in Swedish though, but I'm definitely gonna go prowl through the supermarket this weekend and try to make this!! Thanks Sonia!

simply.food said...

These little sesame balls look amazing and very delicious.

kitchen flavours said...

The sesame balls looks perfect! I have been thinking of it lately and thought of baking some soon! My family loves eating this yummy snack!

Jay said...

looks sooooooooper delicious & tempting
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noobcook said...

I love this dessert very much, they are beautiful and filling.

Yummy Bakes said...

I like this but always feel its very difficult to handle the dough. Yours look very good.

ping said...

Everything you make is so perfect, Sonia. This one as well, looks even better than the ones in the restaurants. So nice and golden.

有碗話碗 Rice Bowl Tales said...

These 煎堆 look so beautifully golden and round and crispy!! Make you want to pick one up and put straight in the mouth ~~

Angelic Heart~ said...

Looks Lovely~ :D Jian Dui is one of my favorite Dim Sum...

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, well done. Nicely fried!

ICook4Fun said...

I will definitely order this when I go for dimsum. I tried making it once but it didn't turn out well. All the sesame fell off while frying so the balls all look botak :)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

This is my favorite Chinese dessert we always order after meal. First there is red bean in it (yum!) and then Mochi (yum!!) and sesame seeds... Perfect dessert for me! You are amazing - making this for first time yet they look perfect!!!

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

Look nice and yummy. Like those served at dim sum restaurant :)

anne said...

I so love this ! These looks perfectly made just like the ones they served at the restaurant ! Great job as always , Sonia !

Fern @ To Food With Love said...

I love the lotus paste and peanut fillings. The good ones have a nice thin and crisp skin...sometimes I get those that are thick and chewy which are not so nice. Yours look delicious!

sean said...

我不知道我孩子会喜欢这个煎推吗?
我是超喜欢的。

请我。请我。
呵呵。。。

My Little Space said...

Sonia, your jin dui looks so round and tempting. I must try your version as well. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy weekend, dear.
Kristy

love2dine said...

i love sesame balls

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

I just saw this at Jeannie's blog. She used black sesame filling. My favorite is lotus paste filling but red bean is good too. You are making me crave for some right now.

lena said...

looks perfect! always love these!

Lori said...

How pretty! I love all the ideas you give me for using up my glutinous rice. These I have to try!

Peggy Lim said...

Looks delicious, one of my favorite in dim sum restaurant! Should try to make it....!

marie, the ©EpicureanPiranha said...

This recipe looks so delicious! I've eaten these before in London (England) and just loved them. I'll definitely try it, Sonia. Thanks for posting it.

~ marie

PS I'm now following your blog :-)

marlene@nz said...

I used wheaten flour, I used this like cornstatch. Followed the recipe to the dot but made the balls 20g each to satisfy. It turned out great! Thanks for the recipe. BTW, i'm a fan of your blog.

Noobie said...

My dough breaks easily when i roll it to a tube shape. It seems wet but crumbly. lol
Do you know what's wrong with it?

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