Thursday, December 31, 2015

Black Sesame Tangyuan and Tri-colours sweet potatoes ginger syrup 三色番薯黑芝麻汤圆

This will be my last post of year 2015. Just to update a new Tangyuan recipe that i prepared on Dongzi festival.

I prefer to prepare all ingredients separately so the dessert soup tasted refresh but not too thick.

Black Sesame Tangyuan and Tri-colours sweet potatoes ginger syrup 三色番薯黑芝麻汤圆

To make black sesame filling
100g organic black sesame powder
20g caster sugar
50g butter, melted

For the tri-colours sweet potatoes
1 small purple sweet potato, small cubes
1 small orange sweet potato, small cubes
1 small yellow sweet potato, small cubes

To make glutinous rice dough
200g glutinous rice flour
1tsp caster sugar
150g hot water (not hot boiling water)

For ginger syrup
1.3lt water
5 pandan leaves, knotted
4 slices of ginger
½-3/4cup sugar, adjust to your preference

  1. For black sesame filling, mix all ingredients together then shape into 10g each ball (can get 15 portions). Store in the fridge to harden.
  2. For the potatoes, place them on a steaming tray, steam till half cooked (~3-5mins). Set aside.
  3. For the glutinous rice dough, mix all ingredients together till smooth dough.
  4. To make black sesame tang yuan, divide glutinous rice dough into 15 portions, shape to ball.
  5. Flatten the dough, place a black sesame ball then wrap and shape to round ball. Repeat till all finished.
  6. Cook the ginger syrup by boil water with pandan leaves and ginger slices, and boil till aroma.
  7. Add in half cooked sweet potatoes cubes and boil for few minutes. Cook black sesame Tang yuan in another pot, drop in Tangyuan balls in hot boiling water, once it floating on top, then transfer to ginger syrup. Add in sugar and adjust the taste accordingly.
  8. Serve hot or warm.

Recipe by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover

Wishing you a Wonderful year 2016 ahead  !!


  1. Happy New Year! May I know why when we make the glutinous rice dough, we need to add the castle sugar? Thank you :)

  2. Tiffany , you can omit if you want, I just want to have a bit flavour to the plain dough .

  3. Sonia, my sweet potato always turn black after the skin is removed. But yours doesn' you know why?
    Thank you. Shirley

  4. Happy New Year to you & family, Sonia. May many more good things coming your way.
    Blessings, Kristy

  5. Shirley, actually mine also like this, turned black too.

  6. Wonderful recipe. I tried and it came out well.. Thanks for sharing. Buy Spices Online


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