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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ah Mah Pumpkin Kueh (steamed pumpkin cake) 阿嬷金瓜糕

I saw a local actor's Ah Mah (grandmother) shared this steamed pumkin kueh in a Hokkien cooking TV program. I know her kueh must be tasty, and I tried it out, it was so good !

some of the ingredients used

Her method is cook the pumpkin till soft and tendered then only cook the paste.
And she steam the kueh for 2 hours, but i only steam for 1hr..lazy me..

I prefer to pan fry this pumpkin kueh, it tasted even better !! My son Lucas was not keen to eat these pan fried pumpkin kueh, after he has a bite, he almost finished off the whole plate ^_^ He said this is even better than those carrot cake served in dim sum shop.

Ah Mah Pumpkin Kueh (steamed pumpkin cake) 阿嬷金瓜糕

350g rice flour
15g tapioca flour
400ml water

1tsp and 1/4tsp salt
1tsp and 1/2tsp sugar

4 shallots, sliced
120g minced pork
2 garlic, chopped
3 mushrooms, small cubed
30g dried shrimps, soak in water and drained
Dark caramel soy sauce ( you may replace with dark soy sauce)

300g pumpkin, cubed
1/4tsp salt
1 and ½ cup water

  1. Mix rice flour, tapioca flour, salt, sugar and water in a mixing bowl then stir by a hand balloon whisk till a watery batter. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok, sauté shallots till golden brown, scoop out fried shallots and keep aside. With the reminding oil, sauté garlic till aroma, add in minced pork, stir fry till colour changed. Add in mushroom and dried shrimp, stir fry till cook, add in a bit dark caramel soy sauce to have deeper colour. Scoop out some minced pork mixture and keep aside for topping.
  3. Add in pumpkin, fried shallots and water, seasoning with salt, continue to cook till water evaporated and pumpkin turned soft like paste.
  4. Pour in the watery batter and cook mixture for 1-2mins over low heat, stirring all the time, until the mixture turns to a thick paste.
  5. Scoop the thick paste into a greased round tin (8"). Top with minced meat mixture and smoothen and press the surface with a spoon till firm. Place it in the steamer and steam over medium heat for 1hour.
  6. Serve with chili dipping sauce. You can pan fry with little oil if you have leftover, it taste even better. 

Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover


PH said...

It looks good and I believe that it tasted very good too. Must try this one day.

My Little Space said...

I am sure this kuih is sooo tasty, just by the look itself. The topping too looks simply delicious. Yummm.... Some chili sauce please.
Have a lovely evening dear.
Blessings, Kristy

Joceline Lor said...

Sonia,这个 kueh 看了都想吃。里面有很多好料。

nandoos kitchen said...

looks great! sure you would have enjoyed it..

CQUEK said...

Yet another recipe I'm bookmarking

Ana Regalado said...

You're right about some food , it taste better if it is fried lol I haven't tried steamed pumpkin yet and those pumpkin kuih certainly look very appetizing !

Anonymous said...

I cooked this today and it taste really good. Definetly is a keep recipe!

Swee San said...

I think I saw it on TV before also but I didn't record it or write down the recipe. Luckily now you make it haha

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Mag said...

I made it yesterday. Definitely needs much more water. It was hard.

Anonymous said...

Agreed that the recipe requires more water... maybe less salt too. Otherwise was pretty good.

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