Sweet potato doughnuts (Kuih Keria)

12:28 Yannie 50 Comments

I was one of those who took the exam of Sijil Rendah Pelajaran (SRP) in my Form 3 Secondary education. One of the subjects that I sat for was Sains Suri Rumah Tangga (SRT). I cooked Nasi Lemak with Sambal Ikan Bilis, and Kuih Keria in the practical test. I remember that I almost burned the rice, and it smelled a bit different. I still scored an A for both theory and practical papers in SRP, because I was quite a good student and my SRT teacher liked me.

Last weekend, I kneaded the sweet potato dough with the ingredients exactly the same with the sweet potato balls.  While I was kneading the dough, I thought of the Kuih Keria that I made for the SRT practical test. So, I changed my mind from making sweet potato balls to sweet potato doughnuts.
I sprinkled some extra flour on my palm while shaping the dough. The dough was yellowish, as I used yellow flesh sweet potatoes this time.
 Heat the oil to boil. Lower the fire to medium or low heat. Fry the doughnuts until golden brown.
Drain the doughnuts and coat with some sugar.
 Serve immediately and it was crunchy.
Due to having too much deep fried food, I had a worry of getting sore throat. I made my girls down with 3 green apples juice, my husband with green apple and carrot juice,  and myself with lemon and orange juice.

50 comments:

  1. The doughnuts are presentable, like those we see selling outside!

    Well done Yan!

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    1. Thanks Hayley. My tail rises up .

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  2. No more left to bring to the office the next day..... they must had tasted heavenly - your kids and hubby "sapu" clean the plate.

    I think my kids would love this kueh very much, due to the sugar sprinkled on top, hehehe!

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    1. I will make extra for you next time. Yes my kis love to eat sugar too. lol!

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  3. Sometimes i will buy this kuih at the malay stall. RM1 for 3 pcs. I bet urs must be good.

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    1. You also like Malay doughnut ah! Thanks.

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  4. Hahahah, home science subject,you know I actually wanted to take up that subject,seriously,after seeing my older sisters always cooked and packed thing home for makan but then again back then,home science was only meant for girls,sigh...................

    BTW,do we still have home science subject now,I wonder

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    1. Yes, home science. I don't think it still has home science.

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    2. When I brought back those kuih back home, sure laku one. My father and my siblings all fighted for my kuih.

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  5. Oh, I didn't know this "malay doughnut" is called kuih keria. I used to love it very much too, esp the crunchy sugar coating. Now, I'm very health-conscious and don't dare to eat much fried food hehe.

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    1. Fried food is fattening too. I will sure try to steam the chocolate cake one day.

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  6. Those Keria look yummy, but I prefer mine with lesser sugar

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    1. Instead of coating with sugar, you can put the sugar inside the dough.

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  7. oh, thanks for letting me know this is called "kuih keria", hahaha!! you know what?? this is my most favorite kuih from those stalls, yet i do not know the name, haha!!

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    1. If you happen to come to Taiping, I make for you, ok.

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  8. oh got another type, green color like spring roll, inside is dessicated coconut, you know what are those called??

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    1. It is called Kuih Ketayap. I made that too during my SRT lessons.

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  9. wow, not bad not bad.. planning to do one thing but suddenly idea struck and you can immediately switch to another thing, and it looks very professional too.. no wonder you got A lah~~ :)

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    1. Thanks SK, I really appreciate your compliment.

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  10. I remember that I cooked nasi lemak in Form 3, but not the doughnut. Nice doughnuts. I must give it a try although I hate all those deep frying. ;p

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    1. That was a topic of cooking picnic food. I remember that I brought a picnic basket as illustration purpose.

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  11. did you shape them using your hands or a donut cutter? they are all very nicely shaped. No wonder you got A for your homescience!

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    1. Lena, I shaped it with my hands only. Got donut cutter one ah! I am a jakun in cooking 'ka chang'.

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  12. Yeah very nice and all in equally shaped...who say u can't cook?...Yan u have the talent...

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    1. You have over-complimented me, Angeline. I would say you two mums have more talent.

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  13. Wah, give you another "A".

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    1. Thanks Lian. I am sure you can do better than this.

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  14. Different juices for all of you? Whoa... great wor! If me semua minum sama juice. I love kuih keria too. My mom always make this for me :)

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    1. So happen that I could find different fruits in my friged, and yes we have different favourites.

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  15. I love everything sweet potatoes too! Wish I was your neighbor. Hehehe...

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    1. Same here. You propably don't like hearing my voice, as I always yell at my kids.

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  16. Good idea :) will try this as well ....

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    1. Shall wait for you to try and blog it.

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  17. Mmmm...yummy snacks! I will try to make this too ...one day :P

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  18. I don't think that you scored A in both Theory and Practical was just becos the teacher liked you, it definitely must be your food was good and deserved an A.

    oh...look at your sweet potato doughnut, you are good at cooking, ok.

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  19. Lol move over big apple...
    Yan doughnut is here... Nice...

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    1. Everything homemade is the best.

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  20. So why did the teacher like you? It must be because those kuih keria looked so perfect. How not to like you? hehe.

    Yeah I also want to know why different juices for all of you? Different preferences?

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    1. Yes, we have different preferences in juices. I didn't cook very well. Only because my teacher favourited me, so my burned nasi could get good score.

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  21. Hi, Yan, yup, I bought them from Popular but you can get them online too via www.odonatabooks.com. I think their online promo is still on. Gonna share in my blog soon another Chinese comics, The Monkey God that I got from Popular Book Fair, my boy loves it so much!

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    1. Thanks for the link and info. I really appreciate it.

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  22. Your doughnuts look like the ones sold by those kuih sellers, wish I could try them!

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    1. Shireen, thanks for the compliment.

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  23. I remember eating lots of these sweet potato doughnuts when I was a little girl living in Singapore.

    Love all your local cooking and very happy to follow your blog for more :D

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    1. Thanks Zoe, my cooking was nothing if compare to yours. Yours is awesome.

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  24. Hi Sheoh, your kueh keria looks delicious. Keep up the good works.

    Just to share some information with you, preferably give your daughter red apples cos red apples is a brain booster fruit for children. Where else Green apple is a brain booster fruit but for matured adult.

    Have a nice weekend.

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