Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Purple Yam Pudding Recipe

Purple yams are tubers with grayish brown skins and purple flesh. They taste sweet and are sold fresh in supermarkets or wet markets.

Ingredients : Serves 8


500 ml

1 tablespoon

125 g

400 g

300 ml

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

Purple yams (about 500 g)


Melted butter

Rice flour


Evaporated milk

Vanilla extract

Baking powder

Method :
  • Peel the yams then boil in water until tender. about 30 minutes.

  • Set aside to cool then grate the yams.

  • Brush a 9 x 5 x 3 in loaf pan with butter.

  • Combine the grated yam, rice flour, sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla extract and baking powder.

  • Stir to mix thoroughly. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan and steam for 40 minutes or until firm.

  • Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for several minutes before serving.

  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

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