Soft and chewy Muah Chee is made from a sticky glutinous rice flour dough, cut into small pieces, and coated with ground peanuts and sugar. A simple and quick snack recipe that the whole family will enjoy.
There are two ways in which peanut mochi can be made. Firstly, the closed version with the ground peanut is filled into the dough. Secondly, the open version with the cooked glutinous rice flour dough rolled in ground peanut and sugar is commonly known as Muah Chee.
In Indonesia, this open version is also called “kaloci” associated with a popular street food snack from Kalimantan. This humble treat was peddled from pushcarts and pop-up stalls. It is usually displayed in big trays and then the warm dough is cut directly into smaller pieces and coated with grounded peanuts on the spot.
The dough is soft, chewy, and bland. It gets a contrasting crunchy texture and sweet nutty flavor from the grounded peanuts. It is a tasty fulfilling snack that you can easily and quickly make at home.
What is Muah Chee?
Muah Chee is a sticky, chewy glutinous rice ball tossed in a coating of ground peanuts and sugar. It is originated from Southern Chinese and can be found in many Fujianese (Hokkian) communities in South East Asia, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
How to Make
- In a large plate or baking pan, mix ground toasted peanut, sugar, and toasted sesame seeds. Mix until well combined. Set aside.
- In a non-stick pan, stir together glutinous rice flour, salt, oil, and water until well combined.
- Cook the mixture over low heat until it becomes doughy and translucent. Keep stirring the mixture during cooking
- Transfer the dough into the peanut mix. Cut into bite-size chunks and coat them with the peanut mix. Serve and enjoy!