Sesame ball, or jian dui is a commonly found fried pastry in Chinese dim sum restaurant. The skin of the pastry is mainly made of glutinous rice flour, which contributes to its chewy texture. If you enjoy eating muah chee, mochi, or ondeh-ondeh, you are likely to love this too.
This is probably the simplest recipe that you can find, only 4 ingredients (excluding the frying oil) used. By using the store-bought lotus paste as filling, these delicious balls can be ready within 30 minutes.
Sesame Ball / Jian Dui
- 100g glutinous rice flour
- 85g hot water
- 120g lotus paste/ red bean paste
- white sesame seeds
- Mix flour and hot water until form a smooth dough.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal portions, around 23g each.
- Divide the lotus paste into 8 equal portions, around 15g each.
- Flatten dough and wrap in a portion of lotus paste.
- Drop the ball into sesame seeds and roll to coat well (pat the ball with some water if it doesn't stick to the sesame seeds).
- Deep fry the sesame balls with medium heat until golden brown.