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Kuih Keria (Sweet Potato Doughnuts)

Today, I'm posting another kuih recipe from Malaysia. This is what's typically known as "Malaysian Doughnuts" which are made with sweet potatoes. The dough is very soft and it's meant to be that way. So, if you are going to try making them, I suggest you sprinkle some extra flour on your palm while shaping the dough. I hope you will give it a try and enjoy!

Kuih Keria (Sweet Potato Doughnuts)


2 Medium Size Sweet Potato (about 500 g),skinned
100 g All Purpose Flour, sifted
30 g Glutinous Rice Flour, sifted
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Sugar for topping
Oil for deep-frying
Extra All Purpose Flour for dusting


Boil the sweet potatoes until soft and cool completely. Mash and mix with all the flours and salt. Shape into doughnut rings and dust with some flour.

Deep fry the doughnuts over medium heat until golden brown. Drain the doughnuts and coat with some sugar. Serve immediately.

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  1. this bring back my memory when I always buy at my secondary school's canteen... yum yum... thks for sharing the recipe, will give it a try next week.

  2. o.m.g. I have never seen such a thing! How important is the rice flour in these? I'm not sure where to find that.

  3. wow, I really miss these kuih! thanks for the recipe :)

  4. Those look incredible! I'd love to try making these.

  5. These and everything else look so delicious! I'm so glad I found your blog~

  6. Those look so delicious! I must have tried them before, but I can't quite remember. Love how easy the recipe is.

  7. These look amazing!

    Sweet potatoes are expensive and hard to come by here in Norway, but a donut recipe with them included would totally be worth the splurge!

    Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be dreaming of donuts tonight...


  8. @TheRiggyRiggs: Ha Ha!

    @Esther: You're most welcome and thanks for the comment.

    @LK-Healthy Delicious: The glutinous rice flour will make the doughnut softer. I'm pretty sure you can find the rice flour at your local grocers. You can just use all purpose flour and they will turn out okay too.

    @Tastes of Home: You're welcome:)

  9. @lisaiscooking: Do try to make them.

    @oneordinaryday: Thanks.

    @Carrian: Thanks for the comment:)

    @Y: Well, do try the recipe then :)

    @Siri: Really? In any case, like you said "a donut recipe with sweet potatoes included would totally be worth the splurge!", then you should give it go and thanks for the comment.

  10. Sweet Potato Doughnuts?!

    I don't think it gets any better than this :)


  11. @j d: Yup! Do try making them :)

  12. quick question, do they not need a leavening, like baking powder? Are they fluffy or cake-y? They look amazing!!!

  13. @sneakpeach: No leavening needed for the recipe. The sweet potato doughnuts were soft inside and lightly crisp on the outside and lightly fluffy too.

  14. These look great, but how do they rise with no egg or baking powder or yeast? Can't wait to try them.

  15. Never mind the leavening question. I see you answered it already--Thanks!

  16. I made this yesterday, but my kuih keria looks terrible - all knobby and wonky. Yours look great.

  17. I was wondering the same about no eggs or yeast? Maybe some photos of the process might help us out



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