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Easy Palitaw Recipe

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I’ve got palitaw in my third world kitchen and the easiest palitaw recipe for you so you can also make these at home!

Just a quick lesson, Palitaw means “to float” or “to rise” and the reason why this delicacy is called as such is because you will know when Palitaw is cooked because it will float to the top.

Palitaw is made from glutinous rice flour cooked in boiling water then garnished with freshly grated coconut meat, sesame seeds and a sprinkle of sugar.

The first time I made Palitaw was way back when I was a freshman in high school as part of our practical exam in Home Economics and Livelihood Education but for that palitaw recipe, we had glutinous rice soaked in water for a few hours and then milled at the supermarket. Quite a hassle!

For this Palitaw Recipe on the other hand, make sure to use the ready-to-use glutinous rice flour in supermarkets so you can skip the soaking and the milling part.

You remember my Carioca Recipe? This Palitaw Recipe has a very similar process except that after forming the glutinous rice flour dough into balls, you flatten these babies into small discs or patties.

Let's cook!
Easy Palitaw Recipe

  • 3 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Sugar
  • Water for boiling

  • Mix glutinous rice flour and 3/4 cup water until it forms into a dough
  • Using your hands, make small dough balls and flatten them into discs/patties
  • In batches, cook discs/patties in a pot of boiling water
  • Once they float to the top, fish them out with a metal strainer
  • Drain excess water and place on a serving dish
  • Cover patties with grated coconut
  • Sprinkle sugar on top
  • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds
  • Serve warm or chilled
Easy Palitaw Recipe

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