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Kutsinta 1


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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Kutsinta or kuchinta is an orange brownish sticky jelly textured rice cake made from a mix of rice flour (sometimes mixed with all-purpose flour), sugar and lye water served with freshly grated coconuts.


  • 1½ cup rice flour
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1½ tsp lye water
  • 1 tsp annatto powder
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • freshly grated coconut, to serve


  1. In a bowl sift together rice flour, flour and brown sugar.
  2. Add water gradually until mixture is free of lumps and smooth.
  3. Combine hot water and annatto powder, mix well until free of lumps then combine it into the flour mixture together with lye water. Mix until colour is even.
  4. Pour mixture in individual lightly greased moulds then steam for 45 minutes or until cooked and firm.
  5. Remove from moulds then serve topped with freshly grated coconuts.