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The Kutsinta (Cuchinta) or the Philippine brown rice cake is one of the favorite cuisine in the Philippines. It can be served as homemade or there were those who sell them in the streets. Kutsinta is often served with puto and is good with freshly grated coconut.





Lihia or lye is a liquid from the ashes of a wood stove. It is used in making kakanin like cuchinta, suman and pichi-pichi to improve their texture. Its addition also enhances the color of food.

kutsinta recipe

Kutsinta Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp lye water
  • 2 tsp anatto seeds
  • grated coconut

KutsintaCooking Instructions:

  • Boil water for the steamer.
  • In a bowl, blend all the ingredients except grated coconut.
  • Mix until smooth and free from lumps. Strain.
  • Half-fill small muffin pans. Steam for 10-20 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes then remove from the pans.
  • Serve with grated coconut.

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8 Responses

  1. Jenny

    April 21st, 2008 at 4:48 am

    1

    Kutchinta recipe:

    please mention the quantity of sugar, water, and lye. thanks a lot.

  2. buena

    May 31st, 2008 at 4:29 am

    2

    if i dont have rice flour i can use all purpose flour. please send me the quantity of sugar,lye,water because its not mentioned here. thank you so much.send it to my email pleae.have a gud day!

  3. terri

    July 21st, 2008 at 2:38 am

    3

    any substitute for lye if you are not in the philippines?. thanks.

  4. Remy

    July 21st, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    4

    Can you please email me the recipe of kutchinta and how you make them. Thank you very much.

  5. Teresa

    January 21st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    5

    Hi! I tried your kitsinta recipe even without specifying the amount of water and sugar. It really taste good. How about puto recipe? Thanks and more power to your website!

  6. claribel

    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:07 am

    6

    pls indicate the actual measurement of your kutsinta trecipes.pls end iy yo my email.ynx and more power.

  7. Rodolfo Kintanar

    December 12th, 2009 at 8:02 am

    7

    Lye substitute – sodium hydroxide food grade or potassium hydroxide.

  8. karen

    July 2nd, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    8

    Where can you get a coconut grinder (kudkuran ) in US? I always wanted to use fresh coconut but just can’t find coconut grinder. Anyone? Thanks.



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