Kueh Dadar

Kueh Dadar (Pandan Pancake with Sweet Coconut Filling)

Kueh Dadar is a Nonya dessert popular in Singapore and Malaysia. The pandan flavoured is filled with coconut simmered in gula Melaka (palm sugar) and rolled up like a spring roll. Texture of the pancake is soft and tender and pandan, coconut & gula Melaka add a distinctive taste and fragrance — Mmm!


  • 150 ml thin coconut milk
  • 100 gm flour
  • 1/2 beaten egg
  • 2 drops of pandan essence
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oil


  • 50 gm desiccated coconut (fresh grated coconut preferred)
  • 50 ml gula Melaka syrup (boil gula Melaka in water to form a thick syrup)
  • 2 drops of pandan essence


  1. Make the filling by combining desiccated coconut, gula Melaka syrup and pandan essence.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer until dry. Set aside to cool.
  3. Make the pancake batter by combining flour, coconut milk. egg, pandan essence, salt & oil. Stir to a smooth batter. Strain to remove any lumps.
  4. Lightly grease a flat bottomed pan using a pieces of oiled kitchen paper.
  5. Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto the heated pan.
  6. Once bubbles start to appear, flip the pancake to cook the other side.
  7. Remove pancakes to a plate to cool.
  8. To assemble, place a pancake on a plate. Put a tablespoon of coconut filling on the edge of the pancake.
  9. Fold in the edges and roll up tightly like a spring roll.
  10. To serve, cut up each pancake roll into bite size pieces.

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