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Thai Cononut Rice cake (Kanom Chan) SWEET DISH


Kanom Chan is one such sweet that comprises nine layers and dates back to ancient times. This small dessert was used in auspicious ceremonies and is believed to be a blessing that enhances a happy and prosperous life. This energy giving sweet is high in protein, fat and carbohydrates, which stimulates the body and mind. This sweet and fragrant delicacy is suitable as both an informal snack and a dessert.

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  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 6 cups coconut milk
  • 15 pandan leaves
  • 5 cups jasmine essence water


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

1. To make the jasmine essence water, soak the jasmines in the water in a bowl overnight close the cover.

To make pandan green colouring, slice the pandan leaves and Pound or blend with 1 cup of jasmine essence water. Remove it's chip.

Step 2

2. Heat the jasmine essence water and coconut milk in a pot, stir frequently until cooked. Leave to warm. Pour into a big bowl.

Put all kind of flour into the bowl and knead well. Set aside.

Step 3

3. Boil the sugar and jasmine essence water, simmer until the syrup become thick.

Separate the flour into two bowls. Mix the colouring with the first part of flour. So one part of flour is green another is white.

Step 4

4. Pour white flour into a tray to make the first thin layer and steam. Remove from the steamer.

Pour green flour into a tray to make the second thin layer and steam. Remove from the steamer.

Repeat 6. and 7. again and again until flour finishes. The last layer should be green.

Leave to cool , cut into pieces to serve.

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