Thai Taro Balls in Coconut Cream (Bua Loi Phuak)

Taro Balls--with cherries--in Coconut Cream (Photo by grrrrl/flickr)

Makes 4-6 servings.


1 cup cooked taro, mashed
2 cups glutinous-rice flour
1 cup corn flour
4 cups coconut milk
1 cup palm sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6-8 tablespoons water


Put the glutinous-rice flour and the corn flour in a bowl. Add a little water at a time and knead to a soft dough.

Add the mashed taro and knead well. Roll into tiny balls and set aside. Dissolve the palm sugar and salt in the coconut milk over a low heat, stirring constantly.

Bring to the boil and add the taro balls. When they are cooked, remove from the heat.

Serve hot.

Recipe from Team Thailand, 2004