Sunday, February 24, 2008

Steamed Pandan Cassava Kuih

I made this for a party and it was well received.  I was thinking instead of the baked cassava kuih that we were used to, I wanted to try a steam version.  The steamed version was not bad too and easy to make.  You can also make this with gula Melaka/ palm sugar for a different fragrant, color and taste instead of using pandan paste.


1 packet/ 1 lb./ 16z./ 454gm of grated tapioca/ cassava
3/4 cup white sugar (or palm sugar for different taste and color)
4 Tbsp. tapioca flour
1 1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tsp. pandan paste


1.  Drain the cassava or squeeze dry.

2.  In a big bowl, add in all the ingredients, mix well and pour into a greased pan and steam for 25 minutes.

3.  Let cool before slicing into pieces.


Indonesia Eats said...

Kue talam. I love it!

daphne said...

nice kuehs!! and from the sounds of it, healthier too!

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I come across a pandan cassava kuih. Usually we have the yellow coloureed kuih. Apart from steaming I think if you baked it also will turn out nice.

tigerfish said... this the same kind of kuih that comes in pink and yellow as well? I forgot its name but I remember eating those round kuihs (more like the shape of cupcake) when I was younger and they come in different colors - pandan green, pink and sometimes yellow!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love reading your blog everyday. I have tried baking simple butter cakes & they turn out fine so far. I would like to take it a step further and since I will be moving into my own place with hubby & son, I thot of investing in a decent oven. I intend to enrol for baking classes too once I settle into the new place.

Wld you know what type of oven I shd look out for? I mean in terms of features of the oven like both top& bottom burners, max temp, etc? I intend to go into "serious" baking for friends & family :-)


East Meets West Kitchen said...

Wow! I like the looks of this green color kuih. How does it taste?

ICook4Fun said...

I just love the color. So pretty :) Actually I like eating your version especially I will pan-fry this it the next day. It taste even better :)

Retno Prihadana said...

I like cassava, even only boiled or fried. Looks so good!

Sweet Jasmine said...

this is kuih bengka or steam tapioca pudding....right? it looks yummy....

Chibog in Chief said...

i love this!! steamed cassava with pandan!! great and delicious idea. my favorite steamed cassava is the one with shredded coconut on the top..ubt i dont know how to make them i just normally buy steamed cassava..this is really lovely!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Not sure this is kue talam though. :P

Thanks daphne. I don't think kuih is healthy because most Malay kuih are made of coconut milk. Unless we eat the Chinese kuih. :P

Hi Sue, yeah I normally I baked the yellow cassave kuih and then I saw this pandan steamed version at Gert's blog and decided to give it a try. :)

Hi Tigerfish, Hmmm...I don't think it's the same as what you described, yours seem like another kind of kuih without cassava in it.

Thanks Anon. Glad to read that! :)
I would get a convection oven (the one with fan) as it makes great roasting and even baking for cookies. Also get the one with the broil (top heating element) to broil food or crisp the top layer/ crisp up chicken skin/ melt cheese (just handy to have). Conventional oven does better in making cakes then the convection. So, hopefully you can get a convection oven that can also bake without turning on the fan (perform like a conventional oven) and with broil. Oh, the oven here all up to 500'F. Hope I help!

Thanks V! Tastes like kuih tastes different than the baked one, it tasted like steam kuih with the fragrant of Pandan.

Thanks Gert. Oh now I see, didn't know I can pan-fry this baby. Thanks for telling me because this kuih turned harder the next day and so forth. Because I don't remember the bottom was hard on the first day I made it. :)

Thanks Retno. Yeah, I used to eat boiled cassave dipped in sugar when I was little. Hard to get the fresh cassave here though.

Sweet Jasmine, yes, this is the steam version of kuih bingka.

Thanks Dhanggit. You can easily make this, just mixed and steam. :)

cocoa said...

Nice kuih, looks delicious, how do you like. I love both Kuih Talam and cassava cake too thinking to making kuid talam for a while but but hubby not a fan of kuih ( maybe because he is not malaysia, so not use to hose kuih muih stuff :)) Thanks for sharing.. definitely want to try it one day!

Dwiana P said...

your kuih is so great looking. I try to cut down coconut milk too but so far I have no luck:(

SIG said...

Nice cassava kuih. :)

Beachlover said...

what a beautiful kuih!1 I love your green color and like kuih ubi kayu flavour.

Anonymous said...


I don't know where to find the frozen cassava. It should be in the freezer dept. Can you tell me which brand you bought from the store?


Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Cocoa, do give this a try!

Thanks Dwiana, beachlover & D. :)

I just buy whatever brand I could find in the freezer section. Not particular brand that I was looking for.