Cambodian Dessert Num Koum

By: Sheila Reynolds

This Cambodian Dessert Num Koum is a great example of a traditional dessert that can cross over to mainstream tastebuds. If you have been looking for something new, this is your answer. This flavorful and exotic dessert combines the flavors of savory basil seeds with sweet coconut and crushed peanuts. You will devour each of these rice dumplings one after another before you know it, so be sure to make a lot. This is one of those recipes that you can alter to incorporate your favorite flavors. Be warned, once you start making these you will find yourself making them all the time and you will be getting requests left and right for more. Enjoy!


Glutinous Rice Flour
Coconut Milk
Sweet Basil Seeds
Fresh Coconut
Banana Leaves
Roasted Crushed Peanuts
Non-Stick Cooking Spray

For full step by step cooking directions, check out this video. You will also get tips and pointers to make these dessert dumplings perfect:

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