Chinese Sticky Fried Sesame Balls Recipe

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Bella Published: January 4, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Chinese Fried Sesame Balls Recipe

Whip up these chewy sesame balls made of sticky rice packed with a tasty red bean filling! It’s a popular Chinese treat that’s excellent to munch on.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 15 minutes
Soak and Cool Time: 1 day 15 minutes
Total: 1 day 1 hour 50 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Red Bean Filling:

  • ¼cupred bean,dried
  • 4cupswater
  • ¼cupsugar

For Dough:

  • cupwater,hot
  • ½cuplight brown sugar
  • 2cupsglutinous rice flour,add more for dusting
  • ½cupsesame seed

For Frying:

  • 7cupsvegetable oil

Instructions

Red Bean Filling:

  1. Combine the red beans with 1 cup of water in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, then soak overnight.

  2. Drain the red beans, then transfer to a small saucepan with the remaining 3 cups of water.

  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover and cook for 1 hour, until soft enough to mash with a fork.

  4. Add the sugar and cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid evaporates and a thick red bean paste forms.

  5. Transfer the red bean paste to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface of the paste to prevent a skin from forming.

  6. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Dough:

  1. In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk the hot water with the light brown sugar until the sugar dissolves.

  2. Add the glutinous rice flour to a medium bowl, then use a spoon to create a small well in the center.

  3. Pour the sugar syrup into the well and stir for 5 minutes, until the dough is well combined and no longer sticks to the bowl.

  4. Lightly dust a clean surface with glutinous rice flour. Turn the dough out and knead for 5 minutes, until it forms a smooth, round ball. Use a little bit more flour or water as needed.

  5. Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll the pieces into small balls, then flatten into discs about ½-inch thick and 2½-inches in diameter.

Assemble:

  1. Place 1 teaspoon of red bean filling in the center of a piece of dough. Fold in the edges to cover the filling, then roll into a ball.

  2. Roll the ball in the sesame seeds until the dough is covered. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot until it reaches 350 degrees F.

  4. Fry the sesame balls for 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack set over a baking sheet to drain and let cool for 15 minutes.

  5. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 2006.55kcal
  • Fat: 201.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.55g
  • Trans Fat: 1.50g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 142.97g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 35.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.35g
  • Fiber: 3.44g
  • Sugar: 15.23g
  • Protein: 5.31g
  • Sodium: 10.50mg
  • Calcium: 111.65mg
  • Potassium: 165.16mg
  • Iron: 1.99mg
  • Vitamin C: 0.26mg
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