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Angku Recipe

Angku Kuih (Red Tortoise Cake) Recipe | Easy Asian Recipes

Course Dessert
Cuisine Nyonya
Keyword Angku Kuih
Servings 4 people
Calories 402 kcal


Green Bean Filling

  • 300 g split green bean, washed and soaked for 6 hours
  • 200 g fine sugar
  • 4 tablespoons oil

Angku skin

  • 1/8 teaspoon Wilton orange coloring
  • 200 g wheat starch, Tung Mein Fun
  • 150 g water
  • 500 g boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 500 g glutinous rice flour
  • 100 g mashed orange color sweet potato
  • 250 g water
  • 120 g cooking oil

To Make Angku

  • 1 banana leaf, cut into rectangle to fit the angku mould
  • 3 tablespoons oil


Green Bean Filling

  1. Steam green bean over boiling water for 30-40 minutes till soft.

  2. Blend or mashed green bean till become a paste.

  3. In a wok, combine green bean paste, sugar and oil. Stir on low medium heat till thick and do not stick to your hands.

  4. Cool it and shaped into 30 balls of about 20g. ( The size of filling will depend on the size of your mould).

Angku skin

  1. Mix coloring, wheat starch and water. Stir till blended.

  2. Add in boiling water and mix till smooth and become translucent.

  3. Add in sugar, glutinous rice flour, sweet potatoes and water gradually. Knead till combined.

  4. Slowly add in oil and keep on kneading till smooth and do not stick onto your hands.

To Make Angku

  1. Lightly grease the cut banana leaves with oil.

  2. Divide skin dough into 30 pieces. Flatten each dough into 1/4 inch thick and wrap the filling inside. Roll into a ball.

  3. Lightly dust the Angku mould with glutinous rice flour. Press the dough ball into the mould and lightly knock it out.

  4. Place Angku on the banana leaf.

  5. Steam over boiling water for 10 minutes.

  6. Brush the surface of the cooked Angku with oil to give it a glossy look.

Nutrition Facts
Angku Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 216g72%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 65g72%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 4065IU81%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.