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How to make palitaw
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A very simple recipe on how to make Palitaw. A popular merienda dish in the Philippines.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Filipino dish, Filipino recipe, how to cook palitaw, how to make palitaw, merienda, palitaw
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 170kcal
Cost: $4


  • 1 1/2 Cup Glutinous Rice Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/8 Cup Sesame seeds
  • Water


  • Pour 1 and 1/2 cup of Glutinous rice flour in a large mixing bowl.
  • Gradually add 3/4 cup of water while mixing.
  • Knead the dough.
  • Scoop a portion of the dough and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball dough.
  • Repeat procedure 4 until all the mixture are used
  • Boil 1 liter of water.
  • Drop the dough into the boiling water.
  • Let it cook until it floats. Place in a plate then set aside.
  • In a pan toast 1/8 cup of sesame seeds by continuous stirring.  
  • In a plate mix 1/2 cup of shredded coconut, 1/3 cup of  white sugar and the toasted sesame seeds. Mix until all ingredients are blended well. 
  • Coat the dough with the coconut mixture.
  • Transfer on a serving plate. Enjoy!


Calories: 170kcal