Monday, August 3, 2015

Homemade Lotus Paste (Nhan Hat Sen) Recipe

Homemade Lotus Paste (Nhan Hat Sen) Recipe

3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Dried Lotus Seeds
1/4 cup Canola Oil
2 cups Water (add more as needed)
Pinch of Salt
1 cup Roasted Glutinous Flour

Soak 1 cup Lotus Seeds overnight in room temperature water.

Next day remove the top brownish part of the Lotus Seeds and set aside.  Then Rinse with water.

Using a sauce pan, cook the Lotus Seeds on medium heat.  Add in about 2 cups Water and a pinch of Salt.
Let it simmer until soften.  This takes about one hr.  You can add more water as needed.

Once it has soften remove from heat and let it cool completely.  Pour it into a food processor or a blender.

Strain the lotus seed liquid to remove any lumps. Pour into a sauce pan. Add in 3/4 Brown Sugar. 1/4 cup Canola Oil.

Add 1 cup Roasted Glutinous Flour.
Cook on medium heat until it turns into a paste. This takes about an hour sometime longer.

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