Pumpkin Mochi Balls (Onde Onde)

Pumpkin Mochi Balls (Onde Onde)


Love mochi and the flavors of fall? This recipe is for you! This Onde onde is an Indonesian treat similar to a mochi. @woon.heng has chosen to flavor this with a kabocha squash also known as japanese pumpkin. 


    • Kabocha Squash, 180 g (skins removed and steamed, you can use pumpkin instead)
    • Glutinous Rice Flour, 200 g
    • Tapioca Flour, 1 tbsp
    • Water, 100 ml or more
    • Fresh or Frozen Grated Coconut
    • Coconut Sugar, 1/2 - 1 cup
    • Organic Sugar, 1 tbsp
  1. Mash steamed kabocha & prepare a bowl with glutinous rice flour. In a pot, mix tapioca flour in 100ml water. While stirring continuously, bring mixture to boil & cook until it turns close to translucent. Remove from the heat & immediately add to the glutinous rice flour. Stir to combine.⁣
  2. Then mix in mashed kabocha & knead into a soft dough. If it's too dry, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time or more glutinous rice flour if it's too wet. Cover & let the dough rest for 15 minutes.⁣
  3. Meanwhile, prepare a shallow plate & fill it with a layer of grated coconut. If you are using frozen grated coconut, please bring it to room temperate. You may season it with a pinch of salt.
  4. To make the onde onde, bring a pot of water (5-quart or larger) to boil. Pinch a small dough off, about ping pong's size. Flatten it by pinching with your thumb & forefinger into a circle. Try to keep the middle part thicker.⁣
  5. Place the flatten dough in your palm & spoon some sugar mixture to the middle. Pinch to seal & roll into a ball.⁣
  6. Using a slotted spoon, slowly drop the ball into the boiling water (water must be boiling or it will stick to the bottom of the pan). Cook until the ball floats up & let it stay atop for another 1 minute.⁣
  7. Then, remove the ball & roll it in grated coconut.


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