Seri Muka Recipe

Seri Muka - amazing Malaysian kuih (sweet cake) made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar and pandan leaves. Seri Muka is a dainty and yummy dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Malaysian
Keyword Seri Muka
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20


For Bottom Layer:

  • 300 g glutinuos rice soak for 30 minutes in water
  • 200 ml thin coconut milk (100ml coconut milk plus 100 ml water)
  • 2 screwpine pandan leaves (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For Top Layer:

  • 200 ml thick coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks
  • 170 g sugar
  • 100 ml pandan/screwpine juice (from 8-10 pandan leaves)
  • 5 tablespoon all-purpose flour + 2 Tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Mixed all the ingredients for the bottom layer and steam on high heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile prepare the top layer. Mix the eggs, coconut milk, sugar, pandan juice and flour. Stir until smooth. Cook over boiling water (using double boil method) until the mixture thickens slightly but still runny enough to pour.
  3. After 20 minutes, take out the glutinuous rice mixture, stir and flatten it with spoon or hands. Make sure it is compact. Use a sieve to pour the egg mixture on to the rice mixture.
  4. Steam on medium heat for 30 minutes. Leave to cool before cutting into diamond-shaped or rectangle-shaped pieces.