In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make delicious Chinese fried sesame balls with black sesame filling. These sesame balls are perfect for dim sum. But you can of course also enjoy them as a snack or dessert. The sesame balls don’t contain any dairy or eggs so they are perfect for vegans.
How to make the dough for the sesame balls?
To get the perfect dough for the sesame balls it is very important to use glutinous rice flour. This recipe won’t work if you use regular rice flour. You can find glutinous rice flour in Asian grocery stores.
Start by boiling the water in a pan and add 30g white sugar. Let the sugar dissolve and set the pan aside.
Next, put the glutinous rice flour in a bowl and add the hot water with the dissolved sugar. Mix the water with the flour and knead until you can form a ball. You can add a little extra glutinous rice flour if the dough is still sticking to your hands after kneading. Or add more water if the dough is too dry.
After kneading add 1 tsp of vegetable oil and knead again. Make a nice ball and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
Glutinous Rice Flour
The hot water with sugar
The finished dough!
How to make the black sesame filling for the sesame balls?
For the black sesame filling, you’ll need roasted black sesame seeds, sugar, and vegetable oil. Just blend all ingredients in a high-speed processor until you get a sticky paste. The paste should be sticky enough to make balls.
Divide the sesame paste into 8 parts and roll 8 balls with your hands. Be careful the black sesame can stain.
The finished paste
Roll 8 balls
How to Make Sesame Balls with Black Sesame Filling?
After you’ve made the black sesame filling and let the dough rest for 10 minutes it’s time to make the sesame balls. Roll the dough on a clean surface and cut it into 8 parts. Roll each part into a ball.
You should have 8 balls of black sesame and 8 balls of dough. Take one of the dough balls and flatten the ball with your fingers. Put a sesame ball on the dough and fold the dough over the black sesame filling.
Roll the dough
Cut in 8 parts
Flaten the dough
Fill with black sesame
Fold dough over black sesame
Fold dough over black sesame
When you have 8 balls with black sesame filling it is time to cover the balls with sesame seeds. Before you roll the ball into the sesame seeds make sure you cover the balls with a little bit of water. I just put a little water on my fingers and spread it onto the ball.
Cover with water
Roll in sesame seeds
How to Fry the Sesame Balls?
The sesame balls are almost ready. The only step that’s left is to fry the sesame balls. Make sure you put a nice amount of vegetable oil in a frying pan. At least half of the sesame balls should be covered with oil.
When the oil is hot you can put the sesame balls in the oil. Bake the sesame balls on medium heat until they become golden brown. This should take a couple of minutes. The sesame balls don’t need a very long time to fry. Place the fried sesame balls on paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
Let the sesame balls cool a little and they are ready to enjoy!!!
150g Glutinous rice flour Making the dough Making the black sesame filling Making the sesame balls with the black sesame filling. Frying the sesame balls.
1 tsp Vegetable oil
70g Roasted black sesame seeds
2 tbsp Vegetable oil
30g White sesame
Oil for baking
150g Glutinous rice flour
Making the dough
Making the black sesame filling
Making the sesame balls with the black sesame filling.
Frying the sesame balls.