Saturday, October 21, 2006

Kuih Dadar

I made more than enough batter for french crepes so have to transform it by adding in a few drops of pandan paste to make kuih dadar. Viola, the task was easy as i have cooked coconut filling in the freezer.

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For the crepe:

1/2 cup of all purpose flour
2 large eggs
1 cup of milk
1 tbsp of melted butter
1 tsp sugar
pinch of salt

For the Filling:

3 tbsp sugar
10 oz grated palm sugar(gula melaka)
3 tbsp water

20 oz grated coconut - white only
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsps water


For the crepe:

Mix the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.

Make a 'well' in the center of the flour mixture and add eggs, melted butter and half of the milk.

With a shisk or wooden spoon, gradually stir the flour into the liquid mixture.

While stirring gradually add more milk until the consistency is that of cream.

When all milk is added, beat or whisk to remove all lumps.(sieve if you must)

Pour 1/4 cup of the crepe batter into preheated pan. Cook both sides on low heat until cooked (do not cook until brown)

Put 2 tbsp of coconut filling and roll like you would the spring roll.

For the filling:

Boil A to dissolve sugar. Add coconut, lower heat, stirring till almost dry.

Add the cornflour mixture and cook for 5 minutes.




jadepearl said...

Love kuih dadar and the decoration is awesome too! :)

fooDcrazEE said...

if only i have the patient to make kuih. nice pic aunt lily

Ronald said...

Love your blog! What a great resource for Malaysian Recipes!

Great layout and pictures too. Keep it up!

speedoflight said...


FireHorse said...

I really love your blog. Awesome recipes. Do you actually cook all those foods posted? Wow hats of to you girl. I am eager to try out your Japanese cheesecake recipe.

Shionge said...

Wah! I love kueh Dadar....yummy...I'll be back to check it out :D

saimui said...

hey r u fr malaysia??

lilyng said...


yes, i am from malaysia

saimui said...

Hi Lily...
U have made this is a cool resource of recipes u have. Thanks for sharing!
Keep up the great work!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,
Where do you get the grated coconut from? I live in Louisville Colorado.

lilyng said...


i think you could get frozen grated coconut from pacific ocean or any other asian grocery stores. i like to buy fresh coconut and grate them myself but for if you are using grated coconut as a filling, the frozen ones are very good

IceCatSeoul said...

This Kueh dadar looks delicious.
I'm going to try this in Seoul.

Can I use dried grated coconut? Can't find fresh or frozen grated coconut here.

Your blog has been very useful for me. Thanks for all the detailed recipes.

lilyng said...


yes you could used dried coconut but you might have to put in more water to cook so that the coconut can be reconstituted.

if you need to use the dried coconut as a coating like for onde onde, what you have to do is to add water to the coconut and steam for 10 minutes. add in a pinch of salt.

Anonymous said...

hi Lily..
ur kuih dadar looks nice...
but wat is all purpose flour..

lilyng said...


all purpose flour in the United states is plain flour elsewhere

Anonymous said...

hi lily, just stumbled on your very very useful webpage.

i'm living in london and find it difficult to get freshly grated coconut. can i use dessicated coconut cooked with water instead? also, if i need to coat steamed nien koh pieces, do i steam the dessicated coconut?

many thks.

lilyng said...


yes, soak the dessicated coconut with coconut milk and then steam. use a lesser saturated fat coconut milk.

Anonymous said...

hi lily...
do u know what we call the all purpose flour in Malaysia nad where to find it?

lilyng said...


all purpose flour is plain flour in malaysia. the flour that is selling by the kilo in the sundry shop will do.

Anonymous said...

Hey, is this recipe for one person or...?

lilyng said...


it depends, if you are able to eat several rolls by yourself, then it is for one person

Anonymous said...

Oh ok.. so how many is several exactly??

lilyng said...


the amount of crepe created depends on the amount of batter used. Try making a batch and you will know cos i did not take note when i made them.

Favbabe said...

Hi Lily,

Can I use brown sugar in replace of palm sugar for this recipe? Trying to finish my brown sugar that has been sitting in my kitchen for a long time..

lilyng said...


sure, brown sugar will do

Anonymous said...

hi lily,
i made rhis kuih this morning. they are great. for the amount of ingredients used in this recipe, when i used a 4 oz ladle to pour the batter each time, it makes 4 crepes.

can u pls tell me why the coconut filling gets hard when it gets cold? it's like a lump of coconut sugar. i used sugar n brown sugar instead of palm sugar.


lilyng said...


the coconut filling has been overcooked and the sugar has crystalized. Put in a little water and cook it again.

Anonymous said...

i used dessicated coconut. does it matter too?

lilyng said...


dessicated coconut is fine and since it has been dehydrated, it needs more liquid to reconstitute.

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