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Ang Ku Kueh for Halloween

Happy Halloween! Tomorrow is the Halloween Celebration Party, have you prepared yours party treats for your guest? Why not make this to impress your guest with this traditional ang ku kueh? This is not only tasty but also healthier version as well.

The preparation to make this ang ku kueh is a bit challenging, but once you've make the filling, you can make the batch after next in much easier and faster way.

Here is my Hankerie's recipe on this Homemade Halloween Ang Ku Kueh


For Filling
250g yellow mung beans
2 cups water
125g sugar
3TBSP corn oil

For Pumpkin dough
300g pumpkin, steamed and cut into small pieces
200g glutinous rice flour
15g rice flour
30g sugar
3TBSP corn oil
130g hot water, or adjust accordingly

Optional: fresh banana leave, clean and cut into square shape.

Edible black ink pen


For the filling
  1. Rinse mung beans several times till water run clear, soak in clean water minimally 4 hours.
  2. Pour the mung means together the water and cook in the rice cooker, lift the cover open.
  3. When it is soft to touch, remove the beans and pour away the water.
  4. Place beans, sugar and oil in a pot, cook until paste-like.
  5. Set aside to cool. Shape into 14g small ball.
For the dough
  1. Steam pumpkin till soft. 
  2. Use a fork to mash it.
  3. Add glutinous rice flour, rice flour, sugar, and corn oil with mashed pumpkin, slowly add in hot water to mix well till soft dough, keep aside and rest 10mins.
  4. Shape into 17g small ball.
For shaping the ang ku

  1. Dust your pumpkin dough with a bit of glutinous rice flour for easy to handle.
  2. Flatten the pumpkin dough, place a mung bean ball, cover and shape into round ball first.
  3. Use a knife to cut the edges to look like a pumpkin and place on greased banana leaf.
  4. Use edible black ink pen to draw the eyes and mouth on ang ku.
  5. Arrange kueh on a steaming tray and steam for approximately 8 minutes over medium heat till cooked.
  6. Once done, remove from steamer, lightly brush kueh surface with corn oil.

To see my previous breakfast recipe, you may hop over this post Healthy Kiwi Cereal for breakfast