Sticky Rice Balls in Ginger Syrup [Chè Trôi Nước]

Glutinous rice balls in Spicy Ginger Syrup is a very popular dessert in Vietnam.

The crunchiness of the peanuts n roasted sesame seeds filling along with the Chewy Glutinous rice flour skin immersed in sweet syrip with a Kick of Ginger...

It’s a perfect hot dessert for Cold winters

Here is what you need
For Syrup
1 1/ 2 Cup Water
50 g Rock Sugar
1 Small Piece of Ginger.
2 Pieces of Orange Peel

Bring to boil the water and add in rest of the ingredients and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

To make the filling
3 table spoons Roasted and Crushed Peanuts
2 table spoons roasted sesame seeds
About a tablespoon peanut butter

Mix together all the ingredients. If the mix is still crumbly add in a little more pea nut butter and mix well.

For making the Sticky Balls
1 Cup Glutinous Rice Flour
Pinch of salt.
1 Tea spoon Oil
Warm a cup of water with 1 table spoon sugar dissolved in it

Mix the salt and Glutinous rice flour and rub in the oil.
Add the warm water and make smooth dough. If the dough has desired consistency it shouldn’t stick to your hand

Now take a small portion of the dough, flatten gently. And fill it with a teaspoon of the filling and shape the dough to a ball.

Bring water to boil in a deep pan.
Drop the Glutinous rice balls to the boiling water gently.
The rice balls will sink to the bottom.

After 2-3 minutes, once the rice balls are cooked through it will start to float

Now remove the rice balls and place it on a greased pan.

Add in the balls to the Syrup.

You can add some roasted sesame seeds or coconut milk while serving.

Off it goes to the A.W.E.D. - Vietnam event hosted by Priya and DK


  1. Hey Ramya, Your illustration is great... Sesame with ginger.. should definitely be a different and tasty combo



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