Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pumpkin Ondeh-Ondeh

Ondeh-ondeh whatever colour they are, is something I love to eat.  This time I made it with pumpkin which gives it a nice natural yellow colour.  
Verdict - The glutinous rice balls with palm sugar filling, coated with freshly grated white coconut are irresistible.  Soft and chewy, sweet and savoury.  
This quantity makes quite a lot.  I have enough for own consumption and also to share with 2 neighbours.  Very satisfied that I made these.
Recipe Source - Y3K Magazine
Dough Ingredients
200 gm pumpkin puree [obtained from about 350 gm pumpkin]
200 gm glutinous rice flour - sifted
1 tbsp tapioca flour mix with 1/2 cup water and pinch of salt
100-120 gm palm sugar [gula melaka] - chopped
Coating - Mixed and steamed for 5 minutes - cooled
250 gm fresh grated white coconut + 1/4 tsp fine salt
  1. Sieve glutinous rice flour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix tapioca flour, salt and water in a saucepan.  Heat over low heat, keep stirring until it turns translucent.
  3. Quickly pour over flour and knead together with mashed pumpkin to form a soft dough.  Cover to prevent dough from drying out. [Note: I prepared the dough the day before and refrigerate until the next day, dough is soft and easy to handle].
  4. Divide dough into small pieces [like size of kuih ee].  Roll into balls.  Flatten a ball with your palm, place 1/4 tsp chopped palm sugar into the dough.  Seal and roll into a ball.  Finish doing the rest.
  5. Bring a pot of water to boil, drop the balls to cook for about 2 minutes or until the balls float up to the surface.
  6. Remove cooked balls with a serrated ladle and roll them over steamed grate coconut.
  7. Place on serving plate to serve.
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (Oct 2014 Event: PUMPKIN) organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Eileen (Eileen's Diary).

Also submitting this post to "My Treasured Recipes #3 - Taste of Autumn (Oct/Nov 2014)" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House
I'm submitting this post to Cook Your Books Event #17 hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


  1. I say, Kimmy! Pity that I am not your neighbour or else I would have gotten a nice batch of your Pumpkin Ondeh-Ondeh. Very nice to chew in front of the TV hee..hee...

  2. Hi Phong Hong, I divided the ondeh-ondeh into 3 portions. My hubby ate 1/2 of the one portion just immediately after I made them. Later, when I sat down to enjoy in front of the TV, I started regretting when the ondeh-ondeh pop inside my mouth. They are really nice. I should have kept 2 portions, hehehe!. I'll make it again, this time keeping more for own consumption.

  3. Hi Kimmy

    this is my favorite kueh as well, I like the gula melaka so much and with the coated fresh grated coconut, super super yummy.

    Thanks for link up with LTU.

  4. Hi Kimmy I am drooling already :). How do u all keep yr weight down with all the delicious recipes that u all shared? I am having a problem already hehehe.

  5. I love this pumpkin ondeh-ondeh. So yummy!

  6. Hi Kimmy, seeing yours & so many ondeh-ondeh posts really made me drool ... My last attempt was 'donkey' years ago. Must find time to make some.

  7. Hi Eileen, me love the sweet filling and the coconut a little salty. Brings out the flavour and enhance the taste.

  8. Hi Madeline, you can still make this. To keep you weight down, share the food with more people, hehehe! Me the first one.

  9. Hi Ann, any kind of ondeh-ondeh is my favorite. I can eat lots of it in one go, so have to exercise control....

  10. Hi Karen, then it is high time to make some, lol... too many can share with me, no problem...hehehe!

  11. Kimmy,
    Can I be your neighbour pls? when I look at the ondeh ondeh filling oozing out, I really feel like biting into one. Will see if I can make some this weekend, thanks for sharing and linking with MTR #3! :)

  12. Hi Miss B, your are most welcome. If you have pumpkin in the house. Very easy to get this done. My hubby suggested coating it with ground peanuts like the one we use to coat mochi. Great idea if we can't get fresh grated coconut.

  13. Hi Kimmy,
    I have never had pumpkin ondeh-ondeh before. I know that I will like this a lot! Looks really good!
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!

  14. Hi Joyce, as I said before the syrup inside pop when you put it in your mouth. This is a sign that the ondeh-ondeh is good. My favourite too.

  15. Hi. I've tried it out. It tasted good but unfortunately the dough was so soft that I need to use two spoons to scoop and roll it. Wonder if I should add in more glutinous rice flour? But will it affect the texture?

  16. Hi Yal, your pumpkin puree could be too wet. Steaming pumpkin with the skin on is a way to prevent the mashed pumpkin too wet.

  17. Oh! This makes me drooling!
    Will eat non stop in one sitting hehe
    Thanks Kimmy for sharing this to LTU!

  18. Hi Mui Mui, I have to exercise control hen eating this, cos' it is my favourite and these are good.