Ip Jai (steamed Mochi Dumplings)

Ip Jai (steamed Mochi Dumplings)


  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 tsps sugar
  • 2 cups mochiko (sweet rice flour)
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup water
  • 4 to 5 large ti leaves or 1 banana leaf, cut into 3x4 inch pieces and oiled
  • with salad oil


Yield: 12 Ip Jai. You may want to use cotton twine to wrap the dough in the leaves. Combine filling ingredients and set aside. Mix mochiko and water to make a crumbly dough. Divide dough into 12 parts. Press each part into a circle, 3 inches in diameter. Place 1 Tablespoon filling in center of each circle of dough and pinch edges of dough together to seal and form a ball. Wrap each ball in a piece of oiled leaf. Place in an oiled steamer and steam for 20 minutes. Serve.

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