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Pichi Pichi with Grated Coconut Recipe

How to make Pichi Pichi Recipe.

Pichi Pichi infused in Pandan with grated Coconut Recipe. Pichi-pichi is a Filipino cassava dessert recipe, an all time favourite kakanin. Pichi-Pich is very soft, sweet, sticky tapioca dessert, originally infused with pandan leaves and green food colour or bottled pandan essence. It is made from fresh grated cassava, sugar, water and pandan, steamed then coated in fresh grated coconut.

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Pichi Pichi Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups grated cassava
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 tsp. pandan or buko pandan essence
  • 2 cups fresh grated coconut

Cooking Procedure:

  • To prepare the grated cassava first wash the cassava to get rid all the dirt and peel off the brown and white silky outer skin. Using a fine grater, grate cassava and remove the hard stems in the middle and discard. Keep on grating until you’re done with all your cassava. Place grated cassava on a clean cheese cloth and squeeze out all the juices before using. If using a frozen cassava just thawed it first before using. Mix the cassava, sugar and water in a bowl and mix until smooth, then add the pandan essence and mix until well blended. If you don’t have a fine grater you can use a blender and blend the cassava mixture to make it smooth and stir in pandan essence.

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  • Pour the mixture into an 8 inch round pan or any similar pan or mini molds that fits in your steamer and place in a preheated steamer. Cover with a tight fitting lid and steam over medium heat for about 28-30 minutes or until just firm and looks translucent like a gelatin. Let it cool completely, before removing from the molds. If you’re using a single round pan you can either use a spoon to scoop out or use a greased cookie cutter. Coat with fresh grated coconut before serving.
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A delicious and simple kakanin, this recipe is very easy to prepare you can never go wrong with this dessert.
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A delicate, sticky and delicious Pinoy kakanin to serve and enjoy!

About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL.Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


  1. These look so unique. I’ve never seen anything quite like them but I would love to try them. I’ve never heard of pandan essence before. Where would you find something like that?

  2. Faith Hazel Almario

    I never thought this can be very easy.

  3. this is by far the coolest receipe!

  4. Sheryl An Mungcal

    there are lots of cassava here in our backyard, every time they harvested we always cooked pichi-pichi

  5. OMG o.o.. this is my favorite ! :O

  6. sherry ann gole cruz

    wow,my kids would love this recipe,our favorite merienda at home!

  7. I love pichi pichi!! I wish to have a guts to do this recipe

  8. will try to make this this weekend.

  9. I Love Pinoy dessernt my favorite pichi pichi

  10. Wow. It seems so easy to make them! But I am quite hesitant to make one because cassava spoils easily and causes you tummy aches. Well, I guess practice makes perfect so I’ll have to make some to master it. 🙂 Thanks for the post!

  11. Thanks for the recipe! now I can cook it for my family!

  12. Kleah Marie Fortunado

    Wow! I always loved pichi pichi and I have no idea how to prepare it. Thank you for sharing, means a lot

  13. Hmmm… Interesting! I know how to prepared this. For me I think Pandan Pichi Pichi is much yummilicious with grated cheese rather than grated coconut.

  14. my favorite pichi pichi with a lots of cheese

  15. Lovely Joy Merced

    wow this is great! i really love pichi pichi, thanks for the recipe!

  16. I super adore this kakanin. just looking at the pics it looks so yummy!

  17. ang sasarap naman ng mga post nyo po. nakaka gutom.. sa probinsiya po namin ang toppings po cheese. try ko po yung pandan pichi pichi nyo tapos patikim ko kala lola para maiba recipe nila dun. kakiba naman. thanks po

  18. They look so cute and tasty, but I don’t know what half the ingredients are or where to buy them.

  19. Yes! pichi pichi is one of my favorite kakanin! and i love the idea of adding buko pandan essence.. hmmmnn

  20. I love it. I hope I have the courage to do it. hehehe

  21. Love this recipe since i was in high school..😍😻
    Thank you for this recipe.., i made it for my family and they love it too.,,,thank you very much…and God bless you

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