Hari Raya goodies recipes that everyone in your family will enjoy

Hari Raya is fast approaching, and that means lots of Hari Raya goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth. While ordering these treats is definitely an option, you can also consider baking them yourself and share them with your family.

We have put together recipes for the most popular Hari Raya goodies so you can try your hand at baking your favourite treats. Who knows, your version might end up being better than the store-bought ones!

1. Kueh Semperit (Custard Butter Cookies)

Kueh Semperit or Custard Butter Cookies are among the most popular treats that you will see during every Hari Raya. These buttery melt-in-your-mouth treats are well-loved by all ages and perfect to enjoy with your family.

Ingredients: (yield 70 cookies)

  • 150g margarine
  • 80g icing sugar
  • 50g cornflour
  • 80g custard powder
  • 120g plain flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • glaze cherries – chopped

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

2. Kueh Makmur (Peanut Cookies)

Kueh Makmur, or Peanut Cookies, are definitely a crowd favourite when it comes to Hari Raya treats. But instead of stocking up on store-bought cookies, you can easily whip up a batch at home and share with your family.

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 90g unsalted butter
  • 26g ghee
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 drops green colouring
  • 200g plain flour

Filling:

  • 120g grounded peanuts
  • 20g castor sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 30g unsalted butter, melted

Dusting:

  • 300g icing sugar

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

3. Kueh Koya (Mung Bean Cookies)

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Another traditional treat often eaten during Hari Raya, Kueh Koya is made with mung bean flour, which gives the cookies a rich and dense texture with a pleasant fragrance of mung beans.

Ingredients:

  • 275g mung bean flour
  • 50g High Ratio Flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 100-110g cooking oil
  • 2-3 tbsp cold water
  • kueh koya mould

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

4. Kueh Bangkit (Tapioca Cookies)

Kueh Bangkit is traditional Malay cookies typically made with tapioca flour and coconut. They have a rich and creamy flavour from the coconut cream yet the texture is soft, airy, and instantly melts as soon as it touches your tongue.

Ingredients:

  • 500g tapioca flour
  • 5 pandan leaves – cut into 3-4 inch pieces
  • 1 can coconut cream – about 460-560 ml
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 250g icing sugar
  • Red coloring (optional)

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

5. Kueh Lapis

Kueh Lapis can be found year round in Singapore but if you normally hold back on this addictive snack, Hari Raya is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to this delicious Malay classic.

Ingredients:

  • 600 ml Water
  • 400g Castor Sugar
  • 8-10 Pandan Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 250g Tapioca Flour
  • 200g Rice Flour
  • 600ml Coconut Cream (Santan) Chilled
  • 7″ Non-stick Square Tin
  • 1 tsp Oil To grease pan
  • 4-6 Pandan Leaves (For garnishing)

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

6. Kuih Ros

Kuih is a traditional cookie made in the shape of a rose. The dough will be poured into a mould before being fried to get that crispy texture and golden brown colour.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar (70g)
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk (160ml)
  • 1 1/3 cup rice flour (170g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 inches vegetable oil for deep frying

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

7. Pineapple Tarts

We often know of pineapple tarts as the quintessential Chinese New Year treat, but these traditional sweets can also be found in many Muslim households during Hari Raya. The combination of sweet and sour tastes makes these a super addicting treat to munch on, just remember not to overindulge!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pineapples
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 60g rock sugar
  • 1 clove
  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1⁄2 tbsp water
  • 100g margarine
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

8. Ondeh ondeh

What better treat to share with your family during Hari Raya than the classic Ondeh Ondeh? Together, the chewy glutinous rice balls, sweet gula melaka filling and freshly grated coconut make this an irresistible treat for anyone with the slightest sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

  • 250g Glutinous Rice Flour
  • 200ml Pandan Juice
  • 150g Gula Melaka
  • 100g Grated Coconut
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

9. Santan Durian

Santan Durian has to be the go-to dessert for anyone with a penchant for durians, not just during Hari Raya but all year round. This delicious dessert features fresh durian, creamy coconut milk and sweet palm sugar – what’s not to love?

Ingredients:

  • 400ml water
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 200g palm sugar
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 pandan leaves, tied in a knot
  • 5-6 durian seeds, with flesh

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

10. Bubur Pulut Hitam

Bubur Pulut Hitam is a sweet dessert made from black glutinous rice and coconut milk. The combination of gooey glutinous rice, sweet gula melaka sauce and fatty coconut creamy makes this a perfectly satisfying dessert to end off a meal with.

Ingredients:

  • 400g black glutinous rice
  • 250g gula melaka / palm sugar, shaved
  • 10 cups water
  • 6 pandan leaves, knotted
  • 2 cups coconut cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 pandan leaves, knotted

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

11. Bandung

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A refreshing cup of bandung is the perfect treat to enjoy after a day of fasting. You can adjust the overall sweetness of the drink by reducing or increasing the amount of sugar and evaporated milk in the recipe.

Ingredients:

Rose syrup:

  • 90g sugar
  • 140ml water
  • 1/2 tsp rose essence
  • a few drops red colouring

Milk:

  • 280ml evaporated milk
  • 280ml cold boiled water

Instructions:

See the full recipe here.

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