Sesame Balls with Red Bean Paste Fillings Recipe

Deep Fried Tapioca Balls with Red Bean Paste Fillings Recipe | Sesame Balls with Red Bean Paste Fillings Recipe

How Make Sesame Balls with Red Bean Fillings

Maybe you have had this delectable red bean sesame balls many times when you go to Dim Sum restaurant. Its chewy, fragrant and sweet taste will keep you going back for more. The recipe for this unforgettable deep fried tapioca balls with red bean fillings is given below. It is actually a very easy recipe if you have the red bean paste ready.
The process to make the red bead paste is time consuming, though not difficult. If you like to take up the challenge, the red bean paste recipe is given below. If not, you can always buy the ready made red bean paste from a baking shop.
Deep Fried Tapioca Balls with Red Bean Paste Fillings
Deep Fried Tapioca Balls with Red Bean Paste Fillings

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Yields: Makes about 10 balls


  • 400g Steamed Tapioca, (mashed)
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter, (softened)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup red bean paste, (sweetened)
  • a few spoonful white sesame, (Coating) or
  • a few spoonful black sesame, (Coating) - can mixed with white sesame to make it colourful


    1. Make the Skin : Combine all the ingredients except the red bean paste and sesame. Knead till smooth.
    2. Divide into 10 small portion and roll into a ball shape.
    3. Using a rolling pin to roll (or use hand to knead) into a flat round shape.
    4. Wrap in a teaspoonful of red bead paste.
    5. Shape into about the size of a ping pong ball.
    6. Coat the balls evenly with white / black sesame.
    7. Heat up about half wok of oil till 50% hot.
    8. Drop in tapioca balls and deep fry till golden brown.
    9. Remove and drain.
    10. Leave to cool before serving.

    Note :
    If you don't want to fry all of them in one day, put the balls in a platic container and store them in the freezer. Once the balls are hard, store them in ziplock bag until you want to consume them.

    Red Bean Paste Recipe

    1 cup red beans / adsuki beans
    Read beans2 1/2 cup granulated or brown sugar (add more if you want it sweeter, or less to taste)
    pinch of salt

    Instructions :
    1.    Wash the red beans by changing the water a few times.
    2.    Place the red beans in a large pot covered with water.
    3.    Boil the beans over high heat
    4.    Discard the water.
    5.    Add 3 cups of water to the pot.
    6.    Again bring to boil over high heat.
    7.    When it is boiling, lower the heat to medium heat.
    8.    Cover the pot and simmer the red beans until soft, which takes approximately 45 minutes to 1¼ hours.
    9.    The water should be almost completely absorbed or dried up by the time the beans are soft enough.
    10. Add water as needed whenever necessary to prevent the beans from getting burnt. Stir on and off to prevent bean paste burning at the bottom.
    11. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir gently until the sugar dissolved.
    12. Season with a pinch of salt and mix well.
    13. The bean paste should be thick with some whole and half-crushed red beans.
    14. Add about 5 cups of water to the pot.
    15. Bring to boil over high heat.
    16. When it is boiling, reduce the heat, cover the pot, and simmer the red beans until soft, approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. There will still be a considerable amount of liquid at this point compared to the first time.
    17. Place a sieve or fine mesh strainer over a bowl.
    18. Pour the beans with liquid into the strainer, such that the bottom of the strainer is partly immersed in the liquid.
    19. Using a wooden spoon, spatula, or the palm of your hands, mashes the beans through the strainer into the simmering liquid so that the bean skins stay on the strainer.
    20. Pour the mashed beans and simmering liquid into a cheesecloth or cotton bag and squeeze out all the water.
    21. Put the bean paste in a saucepan, add 1 ½ cups of sugar.
    22. Cook over low heat, stirring gently until the red bean paste looks glossy. The paste should have the consistency of mashed potatoes.
    23. Add a pinch of salt and mix well.

    Red Bean Paste
    Red Bean Paste

    Read beans
    Red Bean Paste

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