Asian Recipes

Deep-fried Peanut & Coconut Nian Gao

by atikalim  /   March 11, 2016

Yield
8 Servings
Prep Time
15mins
Cook Time
20mins
Difficulty Level
2 / 5

Crunchy and sweet, these delicious deep-fried peanut and coconut nian gao are traditional Chinese New Year treats.

Ingredients

Flour Mixture

Tempura Batter

Steps

01.

Add brown sugar and water in a pot over low heat to melt sugar. Remove from heat and set aside.

02.

Mix ingredients in flour mixture well.

03.

Add coconut milk into mixture in a steady stream. Stir well.

04.

Add prepared melted sugar, food colouring and peanuts. Mix well.

05.

Pour prepared mixture into moulds. Steam nian gao for one hour.

06.

Remove moulds. When cooled, remove nian gao.

07.

Mix tempura batter ingredients to a smooth consistency. Dip sliced nian gao in batter, then deep-fry till golden brown. Serve hot.

Photos: Andy Wong (Rave Photography)