Making Golden Sesame Balls

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October 13, 2018

cooked Golden Sesame BallsThey are mostly known as Chinese or Japanese food called "buchi". It's made with a sticky rice flour cooked with a variety of fillings. Most are made sweet, but some choose to add a little savory flavor. Here's the recipe.



  • 3 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mung beans soaked in water (for filling)
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 cups cooking oil (for deep frying)



    1. Cook mung beans in boiling water for 30 minutes; then drain.
    2. cooked mung beans in bowl
    3. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and mix well until evenly combined.
    4. sugar added to mung beans


    1. Mix glutinous rice flour and remaining sugar.
    2. sugar and flour in bowl
    3. Gradually pour water into the mixture.
    4. water added to bowl

    5. Stir the mixture as you pour in water little by little.
    6. stirring dough
    7. Continue stirring or knead the dough to incorporate the the dry ingredients in the mixture to form a dough. It should not stick into your hands.
    8. dough in bowl
    9. Take a small portion and form into a ball.
    10. dough formed into ball
    11. Flatten that ball in you hand and put a teaspoon of mung bean filling into the center.
    12. flattened dough ball with filling on top

    13. Form it back into a ball.
    14. filled dough Ball in Sesame seeds
    15. Roll the ball in the sesame seeds.
    16. Sesame Ball in hand
    17. Drop the sesame balls into hot boiling oil, cooking until golden brown. Cook over medium heat to avoid overcooking.
    18. Golden Sesame Balls cooking in oil
      Golden Sesame Balls turned in pan
    19. Remove from pan and place on a plate with a paper towel to remove excess oil. Then it's ready to serve.
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    October 13, 20180 found this helpful

    I adore these and have never made my own. Thanks for sharing, Katrine.

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