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Pumpkin Angku Kuih ~ 南瓜龟糕


These Pumpkin Angku Kuih were made using the same recipe as my  Pandan Angku Kuih but I substituted sweet potatoes with pumpkin.  Another minor adjustment that I made was  I used water in this recipe instead of green pandan juice.  Also, I made the mung bean filling a little bit savoury by adding in finely chopped shallots and some salt.  So these Pumpkin Angku Kuih tasted a bit sweet and salty and they were soft and chewy..... Yum!



























Pumpkin Angku Kuih ~ 南瓜龟糕
    Ingredients for Pre-prepard dough
    • 150 gm glutinous rice flour
    • 125 ml water
    Mix these two ingredients to form a dough, cover and refrigerate overnight.

    Ingredients for Filling
    • 150 gm split mung beans, soaked overnight
    • 80 gm granulated sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
    • 2  Tbsp oil
    • 4 small shallots, finely chopped
    Method
    1. Rinse, drain and rinse the mung beans, steam for about 30mins. or till soft.  While hot, blend them with about 3/4 cup of water till it forms into a paste.
    2. In a non-stick pan, saute the shallots with the oil till fragrant, add in the mung bean paste and salt, fry till it leaves the sides of the pan.  Fine tune to taste.
    3. Dish out and let cool.  Cover with cling wrap and keep refrigerated till ready for use.
    4. Roll out into balls of  12 to15 gm for the mini kuih and 45 to 50 gm for the normal kuih.
    Ingredients for Dough
    • 100m ml water
    • 2.1/4  tsp rice flour
    • 1  Tbsp oil
    • 2  tsp caster sugar
    • 40 gm glutinous flour (add this sparingly, may not need the whole amount)
    • 100 gm pumpkin, peeled, steamed and mashed
    • Banana leaves, cut into bigger size than the moulds, grease with oil.
    Method
    1. Mix water with the rice flour, oil and sugar.  Mix till smooth.  Cook over low heat, stirring to make a smooth paste.  Leave to cool.
    2. Add rice flour paste to the mashed pumpkin, mix and add in the 'pre-prepared dough', mix, add in the 40 gm glutinous rice flour, sparingly and knead lightly till thoroughly mixed.  Dough should be soft and moist but not sticky.
    3. Weigh out dough accordingly,  12 to15 gm for the mini kuih and 45 to 50 gm for the normal size kuih.
    Assembling the kuih
    1. Flatten the dough, wrap with the filling, shape into a ball and press into the lightly rice flour dusted moulds.  Knock out the kuih and place onto a piece of greased banana leaf.
    2. Heat up a steamer and steam the kuih on medium heat, 3 mins. for the mini  kuih and 6 mins. for the normal size kuih.
    3. Remove from steamer and immediately brush the kuih with some oil.
    4. Yield :  8 normal size kuih and 12 mini size kuih


Comments

  1. oh, you made all the shapes out of the single mould, so far I only made one pattern only. Your AKK looks soft and good!

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    1. Thanks, Sonia. Yes, I wanna try all the shapes so that I know the approximate amount of dough and filling to use in the future.

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  2. Hi Cheah
    Finally your Pumpkin Angku Kuih is up! You made in different different size and shapes....mmm....let me see which one I like.....what else....still the old fashion tortoise shape! Yours and mine are so similarly in colour. Just last Saturday, I was so craving for AKK again, but instead of making it again, I went to buy two pieces to stop my craving....hehehe...

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    1. I like all the shapes in that mould, all-in-one. Yes, I see the AKK in the market place daily but it's most gratifying and satisfying if you can DIY!

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  3. Cheah, the colour is brilliant! I see that you also have finger shaped angku kuih. I bet they were very delicious!

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  4. Cheah, I love you used the natural colour from the pumpkin. Looks pretty and healthy too.

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    1. Yes. Natural ingredients mean can afford to eat more!

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  5. nice one, cheah! i just saw jeannie making some akk kuihs too..i'm so lazy to make them, just want to eat! LOL!

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    1. Jeannie's beet AKK are also very well done. Must try with beet. Must admit, it's 'labour intensive'.

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  6. Wah very bright color. Have never try pumpkin ang ku kueh but they look good.

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    1. Chris, high time you try too! You'll feel very satisfied when they turn out nice!

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  7. Hi Soke Hah, So happy to see your post on AKK. They are all so lovely. Must find time to try making more varieties of AKK. Mind sharing some.....

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    1. I'm gonna try Jeannie's version with beetroot!

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    2. Hi Soke Hah, I finally made these as offering item to my late Pa. I missed some steps, luckily it turned out well. My pumpkin puree was too wet and I needed to add more glutinous rice flour. I like the filling too, the taste is perfect.

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  8. Not sure my comment was through or not...
    These AKK look so lovely and delicious!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Looks like the craze is on for AKK!

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  9. Wow! What are those!? Amazing, I wish have that mold.

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    1. These are glutinous rice steamed cakes which we call 'kuih'. Can make with different types of filling and different versions for the skin dough. This mould is easily available in M'sia.

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  10. Hi Cheah,
    Your wooden AKK mould look so special, have so many types in one mould.
    Your pumpkin AKK looks so pretty. Love the natural colour from pumpkin.
    mui

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