Kuih Bom Keledek translated from Malay to English is Sweet Potato Bombs. These would one of the items prohibited to be hand-carried on to a plane,cos of it's namesake. They are so called for it's round shape and no relation to any explosives but they do explode a mouthful of flavors when bitten into. Any variety of sweet potatoes/yams can be used and i like the orange colored yams as they give a golden look to the balls.
1 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup or more dark brown sugar(adjust sweetness to your liking) - cook it with 1/4 cup water until sugar dissolves.
2 tbsp glutinous rice (for thickening) -dilute with 1 tbsp water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup glutinous rice flour
1 cup water plus a pinch of salt
Vegetable oil for frying
To cook the filling:
Mix grated coconut, sugar solution and pandan leaves(if using) and cook over the stovetop or in the microwave until well combined and thickened slightly.
Remove the pandan leaves and add in the glutinous rice solution and mix well. Cook further until the glutinous rice is totally cooked and thickened. Taste and adjust sweetness.
Cool before using.
To make the dough:
Mix the all-purpose flour and the glutinous rice flour together with the mashed sweet potatoes.
Add in water a little at a time until a dough forms. Knead until it is smooth.
Divide dough into 1 inch balls.
Flatten a ball and fill with 1 tsp of coconut filling, bring the edges together and seal well.
Repeat until all the balls are done.
Heat vegetable oil to 350f.
While oil is heating, drop one filled ball at a time in a bowl of water, then roll it with sesame seeds. Continue this procedure until all filled balls are done.
Deep-fry the balls until golden brown. Do not crowd otherwise the balls will be soggy.
Serve balls slightly warm or at room temperature.