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Sweet Potato Donuts


Total Time
Total Time
Prep 10 M / Cook 50 M

8 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on September 12, 2014

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200 g
sweet potato(es)
80 g
wheat flour
200 g
6 tbsp


These sweet potatoes doughnuts which are widely known as kuih keria are one of the many delicious kuihs found in Malaysia. If you love sweet potatoes fries, you have got to try sweet potato doughnuts. It tastes somewhat similar to sweet potato fries, yet, there are distinct differences. Kuih keria is fluffy and the sweetness from the sweet potato stands out.

Why is the dough so soft?

When making kuih keria, steam the sweet potatoes and mash them evenly. Leave to cool to room temperature. This is important because adding flour directly to hot sweet potato makes the dough soft. When it is chilled to room temperature, you may add flour to the mashed sweet potatoes.

Sugar alternatives?

White sugar is used in this recipe. As an alternative, just sprinkle some powdered sugar onto kuih keria. Otherwise, palm sugar syrup or other types of syrup can be paired with this kuih.

Frozen kuih keria

Yes, it is possible to freeze kuih keria after shaping them into doughnuts. Thawing before frying is not needed. Heat oil at medium heat and immediately fry frozen doughnuts.

Despite looking like donuts, no baking powder or yeast is used in this recipe yet it remains fluffy and tastes just as amazing.

Sweet Potato Donuts is also known as: Kuih KeriaKuih GelangDonut Kampung



Step 1/4

  • 200 g sweet potato(es)
  • salt

Boil sweet potatoes for 10-15 minutes until softened. Mash potatoes evenly and add a pinch of salt. Allow mashed sweet potatoes to cool to room temperature.


Step 2/4

  • 80 g wheat flour

Once mashed sweet potatoes are cooled down to room temperature, add wheat flour to mashed potatoes and mix well. Shape dough into doughnuts.


Step 3/4

Heat up enough oil in a pan to deep fry doughnuts. Using a wooden chopstick, dip it into the hot oil to see if it is ready to be used for frying. If bubbles appear around the wooden chopstick, the oil is ready. Then, fry doughnuts until they float. Leave aside to cool.


Step 4/4

  • 200 g sugar
  • 6 tbsp water

In a clean wok, heat sugar and water over medium heat. Once the mixture caramelized, switch stove off and mix doughnuts into the syrup.

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