Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Golden Tortoise Kuih

Angku Kuih

Angku Kuih

Angku Kuih

Makes 27 mini angku kuihs


90g split yellow mung beans, washed and drained
50g sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp Rice Bran oil
2 pandan leaves

  • Steam mung beans with pandan leaves  over high heat for about 20 minutes or until beans are soft.
  • Immediately place the cooked mung beans  into a food processor together with sugar and oil.  Blitz until fine.
  • Press the mashed mung beans through a sieve with a spatula to get a smooth texture.
  • Set aside to cool.  
  • When filling is cool enough to handle, divide and roll into balls of 9g each. (Adjust the weight to suit the size of your mould).

150g golden sweet potatoes
120g glutinous rice flour
1/2 tbsp rice flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Rice Bran oil
35g hot water, or adjust accordingly
  • Steam the sweet potatoes until soft and press through a sieve.  Set aside to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, combined mashed sweet potatoes, glutinous rice flour, rice flour, sugar and oil.  Gradually add in hot water and knead into a soft dough.  Cover the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Divide and shape the dough into balls of  12g each.

To shape Ang Ku Kuih:

  • Dust the mould with glutinous rice flour and knock out excess flour.
  • Flatten a ball of dough and place a ball of filling in the middle and seal the dough.  Roll gently into a round ball.  Place into the mould and press gently to flatten.  Knock out the kuih from the mould and place on square of baking paper.
  • Steam kuih over medium-low fire for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the steamer and immediately brush  oil over the kuih.

I'm submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone March 2015 Event Theme: My Favourite Traditional Kueh organized by Fion of  XuanHom’s Mom and co-hosted by Joceline - Butter, Flour & Me. 


  1. Lovely AKK. Looks so tempting.

  2. Veronica, this is one of my all time favourite kueh! Nice colour. A welcome change from the usual red.

  3. Oh wow... love the golden colour of these kuih. Wishing you & your family a very Happy Chinese New Year & gong xi fa cai and also happy chop goh mei.
    Blessings, Kristy

  4. 真的是金金发亮的 akk 。好好看。很赞哦!


  5. What a nice and striking KK!! I'm so smitten by it

  6. They look so exquisite and royal! Love the natural golden colour. 新年快乐!

  7. wow They are so pretty and perfect! What kind of mould did you use, wood or silicone?

  8. Hi Veronica, Gong Xi Fatt Cai! The colour of your akk look very pretty! Delicious too! :D

  9. Really Ong Ong,just l8ke real golden tortoise, pretty!
    Thanks for sharing with Best Recipe

  10. Looks good,I love making this into mini ones too, so cute!


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