Updated: August 25, 2009
Muah Chee is Chinese Snack made from steamed and cut glutinous rice flour then coated in a mixture of grounded roasted peanuts. This is a popular snack usually sold by street vendors in Malaysia. It is a sticky, chewy and fragrant confection enjoyed by both the older and younger generations.
I found this recipe from Lily’s blog again and have made Muah Chee using an easy short cut method numerous times. Click here to see Lily’s Muah Chee recipe.
MUAH CHEE RECIPE
- 1 cup glutinous rice flour
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tbsp thick coconut milk
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 150 ml water
- 2 tbsp fragrant oil(oil fried with shallots)
- 1/2 cup of chopped toasted peanuts
- 1/4 cup of fine granulated sugar
- 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
Mix glutinous rice flour, sugar, coconut milk, oil and water in a microwavable bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir well and cook on high for another minute. Stir well, it should be cooked but if you are having a lower wattage microwave you might have to cook another minute more. Add in the 2 tbsp of fragrant oil(cooking oil straight from the bottle will do - only no fragrance). Let the dough cool. (June’s Notes: I feel that working the dough while it’s still warm will make the peanut coating stick a little more. Therefore, I always cut the dough and coat it immediately. Just remember that it may be a little hot to handle!)
Add the peanut, sesame seeds and sugar mixture to the dough and using an oiled scissor, snip into smaller pieces and coat well with peanuts. (if not serving the whole portion, remove a small piece enough to eat, and put into the coating, then snip from there. Remove the coated dough for serving and leave the coating for the rest of the dough). Enjoy!!
I've shared this recipe with Vaishali from www.earthvegan.blogspot.com to participate in her vegan event: "It's a Vegan World: Malaysia (August 2009)". This would be a great vegan/vegetarian dessert recipe for some of you out there!.