Kueh Bijan

Little Purses of Sesame Seeds


Preparation info

  • Makes

    40 to 50

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Growing Up In A Nonya Kitchen

Growing Up In A Nonya Kitchen

By Sharon Wee

Published 2012

  • About

These little purses contain bijan or sesame seeds. The edges are twisted and turned in the same way as Indian curry puffs. It is also more convenient to purchase the bifold plastic mould for this treat. Bordering on savoury and sweet, they are delicious.



  • 150 g or ounces butter
  • 1 egg


  1. For the pastry, mix the butter, egg and vanilla essence by hand. Add the flour and knead. Pour water a bit at a time as you knead, enough to make the dough pliable. Wrap and chill in a refrigerator for a few hours. Thaw for 10 to 20 minutes before using.
  2. Preheat oven to 150 to 180 de