Muar Chee is a popular street snack commonly found in Penang. It is basically glutinous rice balls smothered in peanuts, sugar and sesame seeds.
It is really easy to make at home. Just make sure you have a good processor to grind the peanuts. This recipe is adapted from Rasa Malaysia and serves about 5 people.
113 grams glutinous rice flour
1 tablespoons tapioca flour
3/4 cup water
some Cooking oil ; (for greasing)
Fried shallot crisps
~~ -- Roasted Peanuts Mixture -- ~~
57 grams ground roasted peanuts ;
57 grams sugar ;
28 grams sesame seeds ; (lightly toasted)
Mix the glutinous rice flour and tapioca flour with water to form a batter. Transfer the batter into a greased pan. Steamed over high heat for 10-15 minutes until the glutinous rice paste is completely cooked through in the center. Let cool, covered to prevent it from drying out.
In a deep dish, mix the ground roasted peanuts, sugar, and sesame seeds well. Cut a small piece of the rice paste using a oiled plastic knife. Drop it into the mixture and start cutting the rice paste into smaller cubes. Coat well with the mixture, dish out and serve immediately with some fried shallot crisps.