Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cekodok Bawang/Onion Fritters

Fritters are very common snacks in Malaysia. Cekodok bawang is also commonly known jemput jemput bawang. It is called ‘jemput’ because of the bite-size of the fritters. They are crunchy on the outside and nice and fluffy on the inside. Beside onions you can use other main ingredients like anchovies, corn kernels, onions or shrimps in it. This is a simple fritters compare to the more elaborate ones that I made before. You can check out my previous posting here. For this all you have to do is mix all the ingredients and drop the batter by a spoonful into the oil and shallow fried it up instead of deep fried. As usually this is serves with chili sauce. You can serve this snack for afternoon tea or as an appetizer when you have company over.


1 ½ cups flour
2 tbsp corn flour
1 ½ - 1 ¾ cups water (depend how thick you want the batter)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 red chili – cut small
1 small onion - cut into small cubes
1 small bunch Chinese chives – cut small
15 shrimps – peeled and deveined and roughly chopped

1. Combined flours, salt, pepper, baking powder and turmeric powder. Mix well. Slowly add in the water to make a fairly thick batter. Leave the batter aside to rest for 15 minutes.
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Heat up some oil in a non-stick pan and drop the batter by a spoonful into the oil. Shallow fry them on both sides until golden brown.
3. Remove and drain the oil on paper towels. Serve warm with chili sauce.

I am entering this post in the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.


  1. Gert,
    While growing up, at least 3-4 times a week my mom will buat this jemput-jemput.In my family, we call the savoury ones as jemput-jemput and the pisang ones as cekodok.Until today, this remains one of my feel good snacks especially when I'm missing my late mom and home.I like to cicah with sambal tumis and i'll try to make the bawang as garing as possible.Your version ni still high class version...hahahaha.

  2. I believe fritters is a hot snack with both young and old. This looks very yummy.

  3. I like eating these delicious morsels with lots of chilli delicious! Happy belated birthday to you Gert:)

  4. Yummy snack! Love to drop by your blog, get to "eat" the delicious food and learn the names of the dishes.

  5. oo.. my favorite snack! I can down these by the dozens.. muahaha..

  6. Yummy..I love this snack! I can eat alot of this in one go...hehe!

  7. best to dip with sweet chili sauce, YUM!

  8. I like this fritters too especially with plenty of onion!!!

  9. I thought these are called cucur! Or whatever, they're really delish. I like dipping them to those tofu sumpat chili sauce. Really tempting! Hope you're having a locely day.
    Regards, Kristy

  10. Perfect snacks anytime..feels like grabbing all!!!

  11. Gert, I think I had this delicious snack long time ago, thank for sharing this lovely recipe :)

  12. My good friend Reena makes this whenever I go visit her because she knew I am crazy over it. Yours looks as good as hers. I am sure they taste awesome as well.

  13. Well aren't they just delightful. I would love to try just one. I think I better bookmark this recipe, they just look so darn good!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  14. Shereen, my mom will make this once in a blue moon for us since dia tak suka goreng goreng. She said it will get her kitchen dirty and oily :)

    Ymmy Bakes, thank you.

    Jeannie, thank you for the birthday wish :)

    Fong Kitchen, yea some kueh do have fancy names :)

    Food Dreams, me too as they are small and dainty so can just pop one in your mouth easily :)

    Reese, me too!

  15. Sonia, yes it is.

    Lesley, onion give a nice fragrant to this snack.

    Kristy, yes I was too lazy to make the tahu sumbat chili sauce so I just used lingham chili sauce :)

    Love2cook, yes they are.

    Ann, you are welcome.

    Quay Po, what a nice fried you have there.

    Louise, you are welcome.

    Wendy, mine too but can indulge in this only once in a blue moon :)

  16. Mmmm, I love all these fried snacks :) I like how you styled this.


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