Red Tortoise Cakes - Ang Ku Kueh 红龟粿

The vegan recipe for Red Tortoise Cakes (Ang Ku Kueh):

servings – 8 red tortoise cakes

Mung Bean Filling

  • 1 cup split and hulled mung beans (soak in water for 2 hours)
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Place the mung beans plus water into a pot, simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove, let cool and transfer the beans to the blender; puree until smooth.
  3. Pour the mung bean puree into a pan.
  4. Add sugar and salt; stir and cook until fully absorbed.
  5. Remove and let cool.

Red Rice Skin

  • 1 1/2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • adequate drops of red liquid food color
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 pieces of banana leaf squares
  1. Combine glutinous rice flour, water and red liquid food color; knead into a smooth dough and divide into 8 portions.
  2. Spread some vegetable oil on your palms, take 1 dough portion, make a round, place 1 tbsp mung bean filling in the center, wrap up, seal the edges, place it into a red tortoise cake mold, gently press, remove and lay it on the banana leaf square; repeat.
  3. Place all the red tortoise cakes into a steaming tray and steam over medium heat for about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove, let cool and serve.
  5. Enjoy!