Little Chefs: Onde-Onde

If you have had the opportunity to dine with me especially during hi-tea buffet, you’ll know that I always, ALWAYS, eat onde-onde first. I love the feeling of the melted palm sugar that floods my mouth when bitten into.

But good onde-onde is rather a rare find these days. The ones I ate are mostly just flour with very little gula melaka filling inside.

What do you do when you are craving for one of your favourite kuih but can’t seem to get good ones anywhere near you?

You learn to make it yourself.

But in my case, my Little Chefs learn to make ONDE-ONDE for me! :lol:

Look at that glorious gula melaka flowing out like waterfall!

This was their first attempt at making onde-onde and we are glad that it was a SUCCESS. They even requested to make this again tomorrow but let’s see… :-D

The ingredients needed to make Onde-Onde are really very simple.

200gm Glutinous Rice Flour
8 Pandan Leaves
1 bowl water
100gm Gula Melaka (chopped)
Grated Coconut (we used only 1/4 of a coconut)
1/2 tsp salt

1) Blend 8 pandan leaves with one bowl of water. Strain the juice.
2) Slowly add the pandan juice into the bowl of glutinous rice flour. Knead. Add more juice accordingly and continue kneading.
3) Take a lump of dough and drop it into boiling water. Once it floats, remove it and mix it back with the rest of the dough.
4) Knead again until you get a smooth dough.
5) Leave it aside.
6) Meanwhile, add salt into grated coconut and steam for a couple of minutes. 
7) Remove from steamer and let it cool.
8) Roll small balls from the dough. Flatten it and fill the center with gula melaka.
9) Pinch it close and roll to form a smooth ball.
10) Repeat until you are done with all the dough.
11) Cook the glutinous balls in boiling water.
12) They are done when they float.
13) Scoop them out and roll them in the grated coconut.
14) Serve.

Here’s the tutorial video of my Little Chefs making Onde-Onde.

The video is in Bahasa Malaysia. 

About the Author: Merryn Tan

7 Comments + Add Comment

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    I love this but never tried making it myself.

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    I love onde-onde too. My favourite Nyonya kuih. Wish I stay near to you, can everyday curi makan at your house cooked by your little chef. ^^

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    Nice! Awesome demo of the two lil chefs. Well done to you too for guiding them. I love onde onde too. I cooked pumpkin and purple sweet potatoes onde onde before, but long time i didn’t do.

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    I love to eat this very much. Now it looks easy to make them myself.

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    I love to eat ondeh ondeh too. wow! just look at how the gula melaka flows out from the ones your boys made. so delicious!

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    I love this! But too lazy to make my own, usually just buy from outside la, hehe!

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    I always want to make onde onde because I have some butterfly pea flower where I can get a natural blue coloring but just malas lah :P
    Btw it’s hard to get grated coconut nowadays, where you get yours?

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