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Lotus Seed Paste
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Chinese style lotus seed paste for steamed buns or mooncakes
Course: sauce
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Lotus Seed, Paste
Calories: 368 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 200 g dried lotus seeds ,without skin
  • water as needed
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 90 g vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of maltose
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Pre-soak the dried lotus seeds for 6-8 hours and remove the cores if there is any.

  2. Transfer the soaked lotus seeds to a stewing pot, add water to cover and stew for around 1 to 2 hours until soft. Or place in high pressure cooker and cook a rice procedure.
  3. Transfer to blender and blend with 1/3 cup of water until really smooth. (Do not add too much water in this step, otherwise you will need quite long stir frying time in next step.)
  4. Transfer the mixture to a non-sticky pan; add vegetable oil by three batches. Each time after adding the oil, stir the paste until all oil is well absorbed.
  5. Stir in salt, sugar and maltose. Continue stir until the water is almost evaporated and the mixture can form a sticky paste texture.
  6. Transfer out and cool down. If you plan to use it later, remember to cover with plastic wrapper to prevent drying out.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Prepare time do not include the time for soaking the dried lotus seeds.

Nutrition Facts
Lotus Seed Paste
Amount Per Serving (100 g)
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.9g 29%
Saturated Fat 3.7g 19%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 45.2g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 16g
Protein 6.7g 13%
Calcium 5%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.