Kuih Dadar Recipe (Kuih Ketayap / Kuih Gulung / Dadar Gulung)

I've posted a kuih dadar recipe before back in 2013 (although I spelled it 'kueh', which is another way to spell it). Since the measurements were all in cups, I decided to update it to grams and improve the directions.

Kuih dadar, also known as kuih ketayap, kuih gulung and dadar gulung depending on the region, is basically a thin, delicate, pandan-scented crepe stuffed with desiccated coconut that's been cooked in thick coconut milk and gula melaka (dark palm sugar). It's divine.

I'm also in Malaysia this week visiting family (my first holiday abroad in two years), so I wanted to revisit some Malaysian desserts I haven't made in a while. Even though I'll soon be eating them in actual Malaysia.

You can also watch me make this on my YouTube channel:

Ready? Let's go.

(Makes 11–12 rolls.)

Ingredients for Filling:

150g gula melaka, chopped
120ml coconut milk
Pinch of salt
1 pandan leaf
150g desiccated coconut

Ingredients for Crepes:

1 egg
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Pinch of salt
80g plain flour
120ml coconut milk
60ml milk (dairy or non-dairy)
2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp pandan paste


1. Place the gula melaka, coconut milk and salt in a saucepan, shred and knot up the pandan leaf and add it in, and pour in the coconut milk. Bring to a simmer, cooking until all the sugar has dissolved, and discard the pandan leaf.

2. Stir in the desiccated coconut, cooking while stirring continuously for a minute or until all the liquid has been absorbed and evenly distributed, take off the heat and set aside to cool completely.

3. Whisk the egg, oil and sugar together.  Add the flour, and gradually stir in the coconut milk, going slowly to avoid lumps. Now add the 'regular milk' and water, and finally stir in the pandan paste.

4. Lightly oil a pan and pour enough batter to lightly coat the bottom of the pan when you swirl it around. Cover and cook for about a minute on a medium to low heat, then place the pancake on a plate and cover with a little kitchen paper so it doesn't dry out. Repeat until all the batter is used up.

5. To assemble the kuih dadar, place spoonfuls of the filling into the centre of each crepe, rolling up like a spring roll or cigar.

Enjoy, and have fun.


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