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Vietnamese Husband And Wife Cake

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Vietnamese Husband And Wife Cake

Vietnamese Husband And Wife Cake


:Nikhil & Natasha

Recipe Servings


Recipe Cook Time

:35 Minutes

In Vietnam the groom has to present this cake to the bride before proposing. Made with wheat starch, mung dal and passion fruit puree, this is a very unconventional steamed cake recipe. Also known as 'Banh phu the'.


  • For the dough:

    250 gm flour

    100 gm wheat starch

    1/2 cup sugar

    1 cup desiccated coconut

    Water, to make a paste

    For the filling:

    1 tsp oil

    1 cup moong dal (boiled in 2 cups water)

    1 Tbsp lemon juice

    4-5 Tbsp powdered sugar

    3-4 Tbsp passion fruit puree (You can add any fruit puree)



    Black sesame seeds


For the dough:

In a pan add flour, wheat starch, sugar, coconut and make a paste with some water. Heat it and gradually keep adding water till it starts to form a sticky dough. Keep aside to solidify.

For the filling:

In another pan add oil and saute boiled moong dal.

Add sugar, lemon juice and fruit puree. Mix well.

Plating up elements:

In a container, place a layer of the starchy dough (Like you do while making pies.)

Stuff with moong dal mixture.

Cover with a layer of the dough.

Steam for 10 minutes.

Garnish with some black sesame seeds and drizzle honey.

Ready to serve.

Key Ingredients: all purpose flour, sugar, desiccated coconut, green gram, vegetable oil, lemon juice, passion fruit, honey, sesame seeds