Tua Pap (Filled Wheat Flour Dumpling)

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Tua Pap (Filled Wheat Flour Dumpling)

Khanom Tua Pap is an ancient Thai dessert, easy to make but very delicious and also nutritious. The ingredients which are easily found in one's own home include rice, sugar, and coconut or coconut milk.


1/2 kg. glutinous rice flour
1 3/4 cup water

Ingredients of Bean filling
800 g. steamed mung bean
2 tsp. salt

Shrimp filling
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. coriander's root
1 tsp. ground garlic
1 tsp. pepper
1 cup chopped shrimp
1 1/2 cups fine shredded coconut meat
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water mixed with 2 drops of orange food colorings

Ingredients of Topping.
4 80 g. 3 - 4 cups fine shredded coconut meat
5 g. 1 1/2 tsp. salt
300 g. 1 1/2 cups sugar
150 g. 3/4 cup roasted sesame seeds

Preparation of bean filling
Mix well the steam mung bean with salt

Preparation of shrimp filling
1. Chop shrimp and coconut meat together, add colour
2. Heat the pan. Add some vegetable oil, coriander's root, and the shrimp mixture. Fry till well done. Season with salt, and sugar. Set aside.

1. Put the glutinous rice flour in a bowl, add water, knead until the flour is smooth (about 10 - 15 minutes)
2. Make 1-inch balls of the flour. Flatten each ball, drop into boiling water and leave till cooked. Remove from heat and put it into the fine shredded coconut meat.
3. Fill the flour in Step 2 with prepared fillings. Fold in the middle. Press the rim of the flour to cover the filling. Arrange the finished Tua Pap and serve with sugar and sesame seeds.

1. If more fragrant or colored Tua Pap is needed, pandanus leaf or food coloring should be added in mixing water.
2. For best result, mung beans should be cooked till soft before use.

Makes: 50 pieces for 17 - 20 persons