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Coconut mochi balls

Coconut mochi balls
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Mochi is a sweet Japanese rice cake popular all over the world.It is made from the glutinous rice flour “Mochiko”.This rice cake can be found in various shapes flavored or stuffed.The texture will be soft and chewy ,with the stuffing filling your mouth with tempting  flavors in each bite.The flavors can be from  fruits like mango,jelly ,chocolate and thousand of other varieties .

A couple of months before I had been to Hongkong where I had a  mango mochi. Simple loved the flavors and texture.In India we also have different varieties of rice cakes .In Bengal and Odissa and other parts of North East India  rice cakes are popular  in the form of various “pitha” specially during the rice harvesting  festival.In Maharashtra ,a state in the Western part of the country ,the steamed rice cakes are also very popular ,like “pathole”.,steamed rice cakes wrapped in turmeric leaves and “modak“,temple shaped stuffed rice cakes which is considered the favorite food of Lord Ganesha,widely made  during the Ganesh Churthi.

During the Ganesh Chaturthi festival I prepare steamed “modak” every year,This year for a change I prepared  “mochi” with vanilla and sweet coconut filling.It turned out to be awesome .Though,as I tried for the first time ,I struggled handling this sticky dough and made minor mistakes ,but the dish came out to be great and the guests appreciated it.I think with more practice I can make a perfect round smooth mochi.


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Rice flour batter after micro


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Glutinous rice dough



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Make balls after stuffing

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Steam again

mochi rice cake recipe

mochi rice cake recipe

mochi rice cake recipe

mochi recipe

Mochi is a sweet Japanese rice cake popular all over the world.It is made from the glutinous rice flour "Mochiko".This rice cake can be found in various shapes flavored or stuffed.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 mochi
Author indrani


  • 2 cup Glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar


  • 1 cup Grated coconut
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla


Preparing the rice cake

  1. Add water and sugar to the rice cake to form a thin batter

  2. Micro the batter for 4 minutes

  3. The batter will form a sticky hot  dough

  4. Wet your hand and form small flat balls from it

Preparing the filling

  1. Heat a pan and add coconut and sugar on low flame

  2. You may add little water if you are using dessicated coconut,If using fresh coconut water is not necessary

  3. Stir and stir till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and all the sugar granules have melted.The mixture should be white,the sugar should not caramelise

  4. Add vanilla and mix

Assembling the mochi

  1. Place a small ball of filling at the centre of the  rice cake.Close to form a ball.Roll on corn starch to form a smooth outer texture

  2. Steam it for 5 minutes

  3. Let the balls cool

  4. Serve at room temperature or chilled

Other Mochi recipes:

  1.  Coconut mochi
  2. Baked coconut mochi
  3.  Chinese Mochi balls
  4. Peanut mochi


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