Crispy Lotus Blossom Cookie: Khanom Dok Jok
Crispy Lotus Blossom Cookie (Khanom Dok Jok, ขนมดอกจอก) is a beautiful traditional Thai dessert shaped in the form of a lotus. ‘Dok Jok’ means lotus and this water plant can be found throughout Southeast Asia. If you have a brass mold in the form of a lotus, it is really easy to do this dessert at home. However, you can of course use any other kind of mold if you do not have a lotus shaped one.
Crispy Lotus Blossom Cookie
Ingredients for 3-4 portions:
- 250g rice flour
- 50ml coconut milk
- 65ml red lime water
- 120g sugar
- 1/2 TSP salt
- 1 TSP black sesame
- palm oil for deep-frying
Mix the ingredients together, take a bowl and first put in the dry ingredients, i.e. rice flour, sugar, salt. Then add the lime water and coconut milk. Mix everything together well and finally add the black sesame. Take a pan or wok and heat the palm oil for frying. Prepare the mold by first putting it into the oil and then dip the mold into the batter. Put the mold into the hot oil and let it fry until the batter hardens. Shake the mold gently so that the cookie separates from the mold. Repeat the process and let all cookies fry until they are golden. Finally, let then cool down on small cups. You’re ready to serve!
In the following video you can easily learn how to prepare Crispy Lotus Blossom Cookies.
Hope you’ll give this delicious Thai dessert a try!
(P.S. Please check out my Thai Food Dictionary for more general information)