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(Steam ground rice cakes)

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  1. 2 cups raw rice
  2. 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon elaichi powder
  5. 2 flush teaspoons salt
  6. 1/2 cup hot water to sprinkle

poutou tube

poutou rice flour cakes

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  1. Soak the rice for three hours. Leave on a tea towel or in a strainer and allow to drain. When dry, grind in a mixer into a fine powder.
  2. Heat the powder over low heat in a pan for 5 minutes and keep stirring to stop it from burning. Allow to cool.
  3. Add the salt to the hot water and mix well.
  4. Sprinkle the hot water into the rice powder and gently fold in the rice (don't add too much water). Make sure that the rice is still in powder form and not dough. Watch video.
  5. Mix the shredded coconut with the sugar and elaichi powder.
  6. Now add a layer of shredded coconut mix in the poutou maker and then add the wet rice powder in stages, alternating with the shredded coconut layers. Used one quarter of the wet ground flour and shredded coconut for each layer. This is done till you reach the top of the poutou maker.
  7. Close the lid and steam for 5-8 minutes or until cooked.
Alternative Microwave Recipe 1  (Courtesy of Gerard Mok)  


  1. 325 ml coconut powder
  2. 300 ml rice flour
  3. 200 ml self raising flour
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 150 ml sugar
  6. 400 ml hot milk
  7. Butter 40 ml
  8. Vanilla essence 5 ml
  1. Grease a microwave mould (8 inches in diameter) with butter.
  2. Melt the butter and add it to the hot milk. Add all the other
  3. Mix well with a spatula and pour the preparation in the tube pan.
  4. Cook in a microwave oven at high for 8 to 9 minutes.
  5. Very quickly done and delicious.
  6. Same taste as the ones sold in Mauritius.
  7. Enjoy
Alternative Microwave Recipe 2
  1. 1 cup rice flour,

  2. 1 cup self raising flour,

  3. 1 cup castor sugar,

  4. 1 cup dessicated coconut,

  5. a few drops of coconut essence,

  6. 2/3 cup milk,

  7. 2/3 cup water.

  8. butter for greasing microwave mould.

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Then gradually add and mix the liquids. Add some more water if necessary to obtain a soft but firm pastry.

  3. Grease a microwave round cake mould.

  4. Put thoroughly mixed ingredients in mould and cook in microwave under medium power for approximately 8 minutes, depending upon your microwave power rating. Check at 2 minutes intervals for cooking and remove from oven when pastry has risen and thoroughly cooked.

  5. Cut into portions and eat hot.

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