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sesame balls

Chinese Sesame Balls – Jian Dui Recipe

A wonderful, simple, and quick snack to make right at home: this popular Jian Dui recipe is probably the easiest delicious fried food you will ever make!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 150 grams glutinous rice flour
  • 45 grams white sugar
  • 105 grams warm water
  • The proper amount of white sesame seeds


  • First, pour the sugar into warm water and stir it with chopsticks until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Pour the sugar water into the glutinous rice flour.
  • Stir with chopsticks to mix water and glutinous rice flour.
  • Then, using your hands, knead into an even dough. If it is dry, add a little water as appropriate, but don’t add too much in case it will hard to form.Add water according to the actual situation, which is based on a soft dough.
  • The dough is portioned into about 20 gram pieces, rounded (if you like, you can now put some red bean paste in the small dough, do stuffed jian dui).
  • Roll the dough balls in the sesame seeds to evenly coat.
  • Heat up the oil to the proper temperature. Gently add the dough balls into the oil.
  • After the jian dui floats, use a wooden spoon to immerse the jian dui until it is squashed in the oil. The squashed jian dui will float and inflate again. After doing this several times, the dough will inflate more and more.
  • After they are completely cooked, take them out with a sifter and let the oil drip off of them. They can now be enjoyed!