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Taste of a Traveller


Ep 2 - Ondeh Ondeh- Paranaken

Taste of a Traveller on TV ONE and TVNZ OnDemand

Serves 6


1 cup gold kumara, steamed until mashable

100g glutinous rice flour

100g Dark palm sugar

1 cup shredded coconut, steamed with a pinch of salt

½ tsp salt



Steam kumara until soft, Peel skin & discard. Place kumara into mixing bowl and add the glutonous rice flour and pandam paste.


Bring together to form a dough and knead until a smooth dough is formed. Roll small balls from the dough in your hands and press palms together to form a disc.


Place a piece of palm sugar into the centre and sprinkle with a little salt. Carefully wrap dough around palm sugar and roll into a ball securely, ensuring the palm sugar is in the centre and cannot be seen. Repeat with remaining dough and palm sugar etc.


Heat a large saucepan full of water to a rapid boil. Place Ondeh Ondeh into boiling water and cook in batches until they float to the surface.


Turn heat off, and leave the Ondeh Ondeh in the hot water. To rest for 30 seconds.


Remove with slotted spoon and place into coconut mix. Roll the balls gently in steamed coconut and set aside to cool.