Nian Gao

Nian Gao Recipe

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About Nian Gao Recipe:

A rice cake prepared from long steaming of glutinous rice and sugar. The familiar image of a New Year Sweet Rice Cake or nian gao, is a welcome sight during Chinese New Year. Nian gao symbolizes progress, advancement, and growth. Nián means year, and gāo is a homonym for gāo, which means high or expensive. It is also simply known as "rice cake". While it can be eaten all year round, traditionally it is most popular during the Chinese New Year. Mandarin dishes are high in nutrients, vitamins and fibre, as well as low in calories. This makes it great as a healthy snack. 

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  • 4 Ingredients
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Ingredients for Nian Gao Recipe

  • As required Banana leaves
  • 220 gram glutinous rice flour
  • 300 gram Sugar
  • 220 gram Water
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Vitamins & Minerals
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  • Copper
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment


How to Make Nian Gao Recipe

step 1


Soak banana leaves in water for 30 mins. Now cut the banana leaves in shape of the container. Place the banana leaves in the container in a way that the surface Faces upwards. Place at least 2-3 layers of banana leaves in the container.

step 2


In a bowl add flour and water to make a dough. Then add sugar and stir it until it turns liquid. Keep the mixture aside for 15 minutes. Now pour the mixture in the container. Steam the mixture for 12 hours with a piece of cloth covering the container. Keep the cake for 2-3 days before serving.