Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Mochi (Peanut Coconut Filling) 麻糬

I guess you can call this a Chinese style mochi or 麻糬.  I  remembered when I was in Malaysia, I ate this with peanuts and sugar filling (long long time ago).  Over here in the U.S., we have the similar filling too but with added coconut flakes and often time made by Vietnamese Chinese.  We can easily buy this snack at the Asian market so often time I won't be bother to make it myself.  Today, since I have the mood, I made this for my family.  This microwave mochi was very easy to make and took less than 30 minutes.  Evy loved it and wanted to learn from me, but perhaps when she is older as the dough has to be handled when it is still warm and I don't think she is up to it yet.

Sharing with you my peanut, coconut and sesame filling and hope you like it!

~Yields 15 mochi


  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 360 ml water

  • 1/4 cup ground toasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup sweeten coconut flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated cane sugar

  • Cornstarch/potato starch for dusting, as needed


1.  Mix all filling ingredients in a bowl, stir-well and set aside.

2.  In a microwave safe bowl (I used Pyrex), add in glutinous, sugar and water, mix well with a spoon.  Microwave for 2 minutes.  Take it out and give it a stir.  Microwave for 30 seconds.  Take it out and give it another stir.  Microwave for a further 30 seconds or until the batter is cooked through.

3.  Put some cornstarch on the palms of your hands and your working surface.  Drop the sticky batter in and roll into roll.  Cut into 15 pieces.  Take one piece, flatten it and put some of the filling in, seal it and roll into a ball.  Use as much cornstarch as needed to coat the dough and your hands.  Finish the rest.

4.  Let cool completely.  Then, keep the mochi in an air-tight container. You don't need to refrigerate it and finish within 2-3 days.


Tya @ Note Etc. said...

wow I never know that made mochi, such an easy. mochi is very popular in asian, in traditional way it filling with peanut, but I habe been found mochi with different color and flavor for the dough and filling lately, and that hype right now at my place


Juliana said...

I love this kind so mochi dessert...had with peanut before but yet have to try the combination of peanut and coconut...looks delicious.
Thanks for this recipe and hope you have a great week :)

Lacy @ NYCityEats said...

Oh this is awesome!! I love mochi and always wondered how to make it! Thank you thank you for the recipe! I can't wait to try it out.

WokandSpoon said...

I think I would finish them all before 2-3 days! ;-)

tigerfish said...

I usually just buy mochi in the Jap. supermarket when I have the mood to have some sweets!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

so easy to obtain mochi here, i have never attemtp at home before ^_^

noobcook said...

impressive that it's made in the microwave, looks great!

FoodieFC said...

wa this is interesting. thanks!

Nava K said...

Mochi as you have mentioned is commonly found in Malaysia esp at Pasar Malam. I have never made this at home bc I just buy them whenever I feel like indulging into Mochi.

Of course nothing bets the home made version and thanks for sharing for it added knowledge to me and sure seems very easy to make.

Unknown said...

I loveee very much! But I've tried making mochi once and it was so stickyyyy (excuse la. I am lazyy)

daphne said...

oh i love my mochi and this is calling me! Will definitely bookmark and make this!

Tricia said...

This is a very quick and easy recipe. I love it that it can be made via microwave. Fast!

Do you know how to make the black sesame fillings, too??

Little Corner of Mine said...

Tya, yes it is very easy to make. I have another recipe for green tea with red bean filling as well.

Juliana, I like the one with mung bean filling too. :)

You are welcome Lacy, hope u like it.

Haha wokandspoon, we finished it within 2 days.

That's a great idea too Tigerfish. ;)

Sonia, I thought lots of Asian snack are easily obtain in M'sia. We can find it here too but not all the times as sometimes they ran out.

Thanks noobcook.

U're welcome FoodieFC.

Yes Krishnan, it is very easy to make. I sure miss the M'sia pasar malam mochi, chai kuih and lots more.

Rita, it is indeed very sticky, thus you have to coat your hands and the dough generously with cornstarch.

Cool! Hope u like it Daphne. :)

Sorry Tricia, I don't know how to make the black sesame fillings. Trying searching online for the recipe.

WendyinKK said...

Whenever I see hawkers wrapping this in-situ, I will stand there and gawk at their wrapping skills.
Yours look beautifully wrapped

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Wendy. :)

Nikki said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe!!! I used to buy mochi like this from a Vietnamese grocery in Louisiana. I moved away a long time ago and have never found it again. I just made your recipe and it tastes exactly like I remember!!! Yay!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

You are so welcome Nikki and thank you for your feedback! :)