Saturday, September 7, 2013

Taro Cake/Kuih Keladi


Assalamualaikum dear Readers,

Most of my favourite sweet dishes and savouries are those of the Nyonya or Peranakan Chinese dishes. In this outing I am sharing with you one such dishes called Taro Cake or Kuih Keladi. This kuih is great with chilli sauce and ideal for afternoon tea or gathering.

Here's the video:

Here's the recipe:


80 gm tapioca starch flour
340 gm rice flour
600 ml water

Mix the flour with water.

Taro mixture:
2 small size taro (cubed)
6 cloves garlic (slice thinly)
6 tbs oil
1/2 cup dried shrimps (soaked in warm water and drained)
1 breast of chicken (boiled and cubed)
10 pcs of dried Chinese mushroom (soak in boiling water until soft and slice thinly)
1 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp 5 spice powder
1 tsp salt
600 ml water



1) Heat the oil and fry the garlic until slightly brown.
2) Add the dried shrimp until aromatic.
3) Add in the mushroom,chicken,5 spice powder,white pepper,salt and water.
4) Simmer until boiling and taro is cooked.
5) Add in the batter and keep stirring until thick and the mixture comes away from the sides.
6) Lined the tin with plastic sheet to make the removal of the cake easier and to prevent the cake from sticking to the side. Place the mixture in the tin and smooth the top.
7) Steam the taro mixture for 45 minutes.
8) Garnish the top with spring onion, fresh chillies and fried onion.
9) Serve with chilli sauce.


A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
~ Mark Twain ~

I have to thank my dad for training us early to eat vegetables.Now it has become a habit to have veges daily for us. Habits good or bad, can be discarded and can be developed. Its a matter of deciding what we need to do to make our life better especially in bad economic situation.It will not be easy to discard some habits but its not impossible. Eating habit is one of them. Another is spending habit. My friend has a funny way to discourage herself from using her credit card unnecessarily. She sticks cellophane tape around the card. So every time she reach for her card to spend, she couldn't use it. So she pay cash.She now use her card only for emergency purposes.
Admittedly if habits turned into addiction then we will need professional help to kick it.

Till we meet again take care of yourself.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan

(Free Clip Art by Phillip Martin)


  1. salam... template?
    ermm look nice :)

    kueh keladi saya tak
    pernah makan lagi, biasa
    lihat di kedai kopitiam
    cina..takut tak halal..
    kalau anda masak,insyaallah
    saya makan..

  2. @zulkbo
    w/salam.Umi pun cuak juga tu sebab belajar buat sendiri.InsyaAllah jika tertulis pasti sahabat dapat rasa masakan Umi. Lebih bagus kalau sahabat try buat sendiri hehehe.
    Terima kasih sudi mampir sahabat.

  3. Taro Cake/Kuih Keladi ........ mama mia !!

    Re: Kicking bad habits
    What we need is a very strong will to stop the habit. For example I stopped smoking 16 years ago once and for all.
    Before that I tried to stop step by step but always failed.

    Re: Norway,
    I hope that the Western press would stop their habit of calling acts of terrorism as acts of Muslim fanatics/extremist.

  4. Wah... if kakak needs to make the kiuh, I'll remove the chilies first, cause my childrens dont take chilies. Eat with thousand island could be nicer... hahaha...

    Keep in out heart that one day Islam will be the respectful religion in the world...

  5. @Harry Nizam
    Re: Taro Cake...yup sure is good :)
    Re: Habits..Gratz..a rose for you for kicking the smoking habit
    Re: Norway..don't see Islamophobia abetting at all ..unless the Islamist group take a different approach in making themselves heard. Violence is not the only way and not the best way.The rest of the Muslims are peaceful and want peace. The group should too.
    Thanks for visiting Harry

  6. @Kakzakie

    The chillies are only garnishing not inside the kueh so yes can be removed.

    May Allah brings about changes for us. I do hope the militant groups realize how bad their actions are affecting the rest of us.

    Thanks for the visit dear friend.



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