Sunday, June 01, 2008

Steamed Pumpkin Cake

I’ve bought a small pumpkin a month ago and have been sitting on the kitchen counter and I have to think of what to do with it before it goes bad. I went online and see if I can find any recipe but nothing look interesting. Then I’ve decided to make this ‘Kim Kueh Ker’ (Hokkien). This Chinese snack is often eaten at dim sum restaurant or as a tea time snack and it’s very similar to Yam Cake (Or ker) and it really goes well with chili sauce.

Ingredients :

300 g pumpkin(remove seeds, hard skin then shred it)

Batter (Combined)

250 grm rice flour
70 grm of wheat starch
1 tbsp of chicken granules
1 tsp salt
750 ml water

Topping :

100 grm of chicken meat (cut into small cubes)
4 shallots (thinly slice)
4 bird eyes chilies - slice thinly
2 red chilies- slice thinly
2 spring onions - cut small
Some cilantro (garnish)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Put some oil in a hot pan and fry the shallots until golden brown. Dish out and set aside.
2. In the same oil stir-fry chicken until cook. Sprinkle some salt and dish out and mix it with shallots, chillis and spring onions. Add in a bit of salt and pepper and set aside the topping.
3. Using the same pan and 2 tbsp of oil, stir fry grated pumpkin for 2 minutes.
4. Pour in the batter mix and continue to cook and stir until batter thicken. Turn off the fire.
5. Grease a pan or small mould with some cooking oil and fill it up with the batter.
6. Steam over high for 30 minutes. Remove from steamer and sprinkle the topping on top.
7. Leave it to cool and cut into slices before serving.


Note : If you are steaming it in little mould let it cool completely before un-moulding and then sprinkle some topping.

18 comments:

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
I can tell it tastes really good with that cili potong. Never had eaten Kim Kuah Kuih before but don't mind to give it a try.

Flanboyant Eats said...

hmm. very neat idea. since i love pumpkin, i will try for sure! it's been bookmarked.

Ummi said...

Gert, buat masak lemak with daun kunyit and cili potong pun sedap makan dgn nasi. Or buat pengat labu with mata ikan. Dua2 guna santan.

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
I am not a big fan of pumpkin, my only favorite is pengat labu but looking at your creation I must say I'll probably add your Steam Pumpkin cake on my favorite list. Yummy! Gert, you got tagged.

parsnipsaplenty said...

Gert, this looks delicious. Definitely bookmarking it!

Hillary said...

I love pumpkin, there are so many things you can do with it!

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, I hantu pumpkin but have never taste this food of yours. I will try your recipe the next time I buy pumpkin. Your presentation is very nice.

I Cook4Fun said...

Cat, the taste is very similar to Wo Tau kao.

Flanboyant, thanks for stopping by and your comment.

Ummi, I tak pernah buat pengat but I am curious abot the mata ikan part :) What is that?

Yatie, thank you and I will do the tag in my other blog :)

Parsnip, thank you :)

Hilary, you are a fan of pumpkin too :)

Zue, I tahu you suka pumpkin :)

ummi365 said...

Gert, mata ikan tu sagolah..hehehe..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love your presentation! :)

I Cook4Fun said...

Ummi, ooooh..sago :)

LCOM, welcome home!!

Kevin said...

Those steamed pumpkin cakes look good!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

yeahhhh baby! i always wanted to try making steamed cake and this one looks sooo good!

Big Boys Oven said...

Kakak! oh Kakak! looks so delicious!

I Cook4Fun said...

Kevin, Rita & BBO, thank you :)

ahbittersweet8 said...

very yummy I love it. I don't have a steamer so I baked it with a pan of water. Still yummy and got crunchy top too. It's yummy cos your recipe is good

ICook4Fun said...

ahbittersweet8, what a great idea to bake it. I am going to try it out the next time.

Anonymous said...

Can I substitute wheat flour for the rice flour if I don't really care about the texture, or would that not work?