Monday, 27 February 2012

Homemade Muah Chee In 15 Minutes

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Muah Chee which also known as "麻糍" is a very common street food found in local Pasar Malam(night market) which cost about S$1.00 - S$2.00 per box. Since young this has being one of my favourite local snack other than Popiah(spring roll) and Nonya Kueh.

And from what I heard from the older generation they used to make "muah chee" by steaming the glutinous rice flour mixture rather than those shortcut methods that was invested using some modern kitchen gadget such as microwave. So with easy to follow recipe(s) and modern gadget(s) it is not difficult to make our own homemade muah chee as when we like.


MUAH CHEE
(麻糍)


Here with the help of my Happy Call Pressure Pan(HCP) I could easily make my favourite muah chee anytime of the day in less than 15 minutes time. You could control the texture of the muah chee from the amount of water use. For example; to achieve a softer texture the ratio of flour and water will be 1:1 whereas if you prefer more "Q(chewy)" texture you could reduce the water from 1 to 3/4 cup. If you are looking for new flavour you could also add in 1 - 2 tablespoons of black sesame powder into the glutinous rice flour and stir till combine with water.

This is the sample of the peanut powder that I used for making this Muah Chee, you can read more about this HERE.


Chinese version of this post and recipe is available at this link HERE.

(Serves: 2-3 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 5-7 minutes)

Ingredients:
1 Cup Glutinous Rice Flour
3/4 - 1 Cup Water
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
1.5 - 2 Tablespoons Shallot Oil/Cooking Oil

Peanut Coating:
1.5 Cup Peanut Powder
1 - 2 Tablespoons Caster Sugar, optional
1 Tablespoon White Sesame Seeds, optional


Method:-
1. Prepare shallot oil either using microwave method(HERE) or directly from the HCP. (saute 4 thinly sliced shallot with 2 tablespoons of oil in HCP over low heat till golden brown, remove the shallot and leave the oil in the pan)

2. Place glutinous rice flour and sugar in a mixing bowl, slowly stir in water with a whisk till well combined.

3. With HCP on medium low heat together with the shallot oil, slowly swirl in the flour mixture and stir it using a wooden spoon/chopstick or spatula till it begins to form a soft dough.

4. Lower the heat and continue to toss and cook the dough for another 3 - 5 minutes (depending on the heat) till the dough is smooth and slightly transparent on its surface. Remove and set aside on a oiled plate/container.

5. Using kitchen paper towel, wipe off the oil from the HCP and add in the sesame seeds. Toss it over low heat for about 2 minutes(stirring in between) before adding the peanut powder and stir till fragrant(another 2 minutes or so). Set aside to cool for about 3 minutes before stirring in the caster sugar and mix well.

6. Transfer the cooked glutinous rice dough to the peanut mixture, toss well and cut it into bite size pieces and serve.

Lastly if you don't have any HCP or non-stick pan but would like to try making this Asian snack, you could either use the Microwave Method from Little Teochew website(HERE) or Steaming Method at Anncoo Journal(HERE). I am sure either one of this would enable you to have some decent homemade Muah Chee for family gathering or party.

27 comments:

  1. This is amazing! Looks like HCP is a 万能锅! May I know what the size of HCP you're using to make this muah chee?

    Thank you for the mention :)

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  2. You can use either the basic or ocher pan to make this. Here I use ocher pan.

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  3. My family loves muah Chee too and with HCP it's a breeze to make this local snack . Next time I will tryur method to reheat the store bought peanut powder in HCP.

    I used similar recipe as urs but slightly different cooking method . U may check it up here

    http://angelcookbakelove.blogspot.com/2011/12/5-minutes-muah-chee-using-happycall-5.html

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    1. Read thru your link above, indeed yours is much easier and it look great too. Will give it a try next rd when i crave for muah chee :p

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  4. Thanks for sharing. Really easy to prepare with non-stick pan.

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  5. I start to call this pan Magic Pan... seriously you have made so many dishes in this! This sounds and looks like mochi but it's interesting you add shallots in the beginning if this is considered "sweets". Looks delicious Ellena!!

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    1. Yes yes Nami, it deed it taste like Mochi but perhaps in depend form :) This is a sweet snack where we love to roll the cook dough with lots of ground peanut :p

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  6. Ellena, where can I order the HCP from? Is the waiting time long? Michelle

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      You can order the HCP from either Garmarket.sg or lejel.com.sg usually it takes less than week.

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  7. I haven't had mua chee for so long!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know you must have miss it so much :) Now you can try it out with different methods when you get hold of the glutinous rice flour and peanut powder :)

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  8. Hi, Ellena... I tried your recipe today. And it was awesome! Easy too! Thanks for sharing! :) ~ Patricia Low

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    1. Hi Patricia, glad you love the muah chee recipe :p

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  9. my hubby will love this! thks! i shall use my hcp for this too :)

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    1. Hi Alice, hope your hubby will like this texture. if you want more QQ texture reduce the water to 3/4 cup :)

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  10. Hi, can I check if 1 Cup Glutinous Rice Flour is 250g? (:

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    1. Hi Keatie, Nope water and flour measurement is different. 1 Cup Glutinous Rice Flour = 125 - 130g

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  11. Hi Ellena, Thank you for your recipes:) I tried cooking it and result was nice:) just wondering that do you have any recipes for waffles? Regards ,

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    1. Hi Lynn,

      Thanks for your feedback :) Yes i have waffles recipe but it is not out yet. Do stay tune on the recipe soon.

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  12. Hi Ellena,

    Thank you so much for the step by step recipe. The muah chee I made using your recipe was really cook. My family loves it... Thank you

    Rosa

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    1. Hi Rosa,

      Thanks for your feedback hope you would find the rest of the HCP recipes useful too :)

      Regards

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  13. Hi Ellena - where can I find the conversion table of calculating 1 cup of glutinous rice flour is equivalent to 125~130g? Thanks

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  14. Just to comment. I used the saucepan instead of the Happy Call just to saved time.
    Did a bit modifications fr ur recipe.

    I just put all ingredients into the saucepan just to save time.
    4 tbsp of Glutinous Rice Flour (100g)
    2 tbsp of Sesame Oil (50g)
    Ratio 2:1 (Flour:Oil)
    Sugar to taste 1 teaspn
    Water (50g) - Actually a rough guage I just stirred the water in gradually to get the consistency that I want.

    Heat up low fire till slight yellow due to the sesame oil. Make sure it is cooked thoroughly.
    Mixed with premixed peanuts & sugar.
    I had taken pictures of it. Not sure how to shared it over here. Thks for the recipe!
    Joy

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    1. Hi Joy! Thanks for the tip :) I am sure yours taste great too. U can share the photo over at our Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/CuisineParadise

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  15. Hi dear, can I check...what is 3/4 cup water measurements?

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    1. Hi Cindy, It depend on the measuring cup that you are using.

      Example:
      US 1 Cup = 200ml whereas Australia 1 cup = 250 which means
      US 3/4 Cup = 150ml whereas Australia 1 cup = 187.5 /185

      HTH :)

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