Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pichi Pichi

Pichi pichi is a Filipino dessert made from steamed grated cassava and rolled in freshly grated coconut (niyog)


  • 1 1/2 cups grated cassava
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • ½ tsp lihiya (lye water)
  • food coloring (optional)
  • freshly grated coconut
  • grated cheese (optional)


  1. Wash the cassava and peel off the brown and white silky outer skin.
  2. Using a fine grater, grate cassava, remove the hard stems in the middle and discard. 
  3. Place grated cassava on a clean cheese cloth and squeeze out all the juices. 
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine cassava, sugar, water and lye water. mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour the mixture into mini muffin pans or cup molds.
  6. Steam  for about 30 minutes or until soft and transparent.
  7. Let  cool down for a few minutes carefully unmold.
  8. Roll the each piece in grated coconut.
  9. Place in a serving plate then serve. Top with grated cheese (optional)


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