Kee Chang (alkaline dumpling) is a must-have dumpling during Duanwu Festival (a.k.a. Dragon Boat Festival). Traditional alkaline dumpling is made with glutinous rice, it is more difficult to digest, thus not suitable for those with digestive problems. If you are facing the same problem, you may try these Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang, it is great to serve with Coconut Palm Sugar Syrup.

CHINESE VERSION: 沙谷水晶碱水粽

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)
 

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling) | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 16 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 200 g small sago pearls
  • 300 g plain water
  • 30 g fine sugar (optional)
  • 1 tsp alkaline water (lye water)
  • 1 tsp cooking oil

Instructions:

1 Rinse sago pearls with hot boiling water, and drain off the water.

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)
 

2 Add sugar, alkaline water and cooking oil to water, mix until sugar has dissolved. Add to sago gradually, mix until well combined. Set aside to soak for 25 minutes, stir 2-3 times in between soaking.

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)

3 Rinse bamboo string with water (to prevent it from breaking easily).

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)

4 Fold 2 pieces of bamboo leaves into cup shape, fill sago into cup until 70% full, wrap properly, then tie with bamboo string.

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)
 

5 Arrange dumplings in steamer rack.

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)

6 Bring water of steamer to the boil, put in dumplings, steam over medium-high heat for 17 minutes. Off the heat, allow dumplings to sit in the steamer for 10 minutes before taking out.

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)

7 Serve Sago Crystal Kee Chang together with Coconut Palm Sugar Syrup. (Please refer: How to Make Coconut Palm Sugar Syrup)

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)

Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)

Traditional alkaline dumpling is made with glutinous rice and thus not suitable for those with digestive problems. If you are facing the same problem, you may try these Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang,
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dragon Boat Festival, Festivities
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 48 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 g small sago pearls
  • 300 g plain water
  • 30 g fine sugar optional
  • 1 tsp alkaline water lye water
  • 1 tsp cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • Rinse sago pearls with hot boiling water, and drain off the water.
    Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)
  • Add sugar, alkaline water and cooking oil to water, mix until sugar has dissolved. Add to sago gradually, mix until well combined. Set aside to soak for 25 minutes, stir 2-3 times in between soaking.
    Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)
  • Rinse bamboo string with water (to prevent it from breaking easily).
    Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)
  • Fold 2 pieces of bamboo leaves into cup shape, fill sago into cup until 70% full, wrap properly, then tie with bamboo string.
    Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)
  • Arrange dumplings in steamer rack.
    Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)
  • Bring water of steamer to the boil, put in dumplings, steam over medium-high heat for 17 minutes. Off the heat, allow dumplings to sit in the steamer for 10 minutes before taking out.
    Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)
  • Serve Sago Crystal Kee Chang together with Coconut Palm Sugar Syrup.
    Small Sago Crystal Kee Chang (Alkaline Dumpling)

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Notes

This recipe yields 16 pieces of dumplings. 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 piece of dumpling. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 48kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 0.001gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.05gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 0.05mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.001mg
Keyword alkaline dumpling, crystal kee chang, sago dumpling, sago kee chang
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