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Malaysian-Style Glazed Donuts (Kuih Keria)

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Every year, I travel back to my beautiful home country of Malaysia to be with my family. I wish to share my experience with readers!

Donuts are the perfect snack for teatime.

Donuts are the perfect snack for teatime.

Malaysian-Style Glazed Donuts

Everyone loves donuts. They're sweet, fluffy, and have various types of toppings and flavorings. This treat is usually made from a risen and sticky dough that is then deep-fried and glazed with sugar. Nowadays, you can find this pastry in different styles and shapes, as it is a very popular snack.

Today, I'm making Malaysian-style glazed donuts. Note that the texture is really nothing like regular donuts. However, they are very simple to make because only a few ingredients are needed. Malaysian donuts, locally known as kuih keria, are a type of dessert that is very popular for its sugary taste. Kuih keria is typically a deep-fried sweet potato batter that is coated with a simple sugar syrup. It is often served with coffee or tea. If you make this, you will be surprised how the simple ingredients can make a sweet and simple dessert for you and your family.


  • 2 pounds organic sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • Salt


  1. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into small chunks.
  2. In a pot, add water, potatoes, and a pinch of salt. Then steam the sweet potato chunks over boiling water until soft enough to mash.
  3. Remove from heat, and place the sweet potatoes into another bowl for mashing. Allow it to cool.
  4. Add flour into the mashed potatoes and fold them together. Use your hands to form a dough. Remember, you can add a little bit more flour if the dough is still sticky in your hands.
  5. On a wooden board, place the dough and flatten the dough with your hands. Take a donut cutter to shape the donuts.
  6. Let the donuts rest for five minutes.
  7. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat.
  8. Fry the donuts for a few minutes or until it turns golden brown on each side.
  9. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.
  10. For the glaze, boil the sugar and water together on medium heat while stirring until it thickens up.
  11. Add the donuts and turn off the heat. Make sure you coat the donuts quickly as the sugar will dry up and harden quite fast.
  12. Enjoy donuts with a cup of coffee or tea!

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