Nowadays there are a number of western desserts like cupcakes, brownies, pudding, custard and more, which have become a quick craze with many. However, traditional local desserts such as apam balek, cucur, bahulu and others still remain a favourite amongst Malaysians.

Of course, one of the famous local desserts in Malaysia is the two-layer kuih known as kuih talam.
Kuih talam consists of two layers where the top layer is made from coconut milk and rice flour whereas the bottom layer is made from green pea flour flavoured with pandan.


This dessert is very suitable for many to enjoy during breakfast or for evening tea, but the recipe that we’re going to share is a very special yam-flavoured kuih talam which is simply delicious and irresistible.

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Check out the simple recipe below as taken from Mingguan Wanita.

Ingredient A:

  • 180gm rice flour
  • 240gm granulated sugar
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 250ml water
  • 250gm yam flavouring
  • 100gm diced and boiled yam

Ingredient B:

  • 120gm rice flour
  • 250ml water
  • 1 tablespoon of corn flour
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Mix together all the item seen in Ingredients A, except for the diced yam. Stir the ingredients well using medium level heat until the mixture is nice and thick. Then, put in the diced yam and mix until everything is even.
  2. Pour the mixture into a rectangular-shaped aluminium pan and steam it for 10 minutes.
  3. For the top layer, mix all of the Ingredients B together and stir using medium heat until it is concentrated.
  4. Pour the second mixture on top of the first mixture which has been already steamed and then steam it again for another 20 minutes.

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And that is all! Good luck trying!

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