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Homemade Green Tea Mochi is soft, chewy, and sweet with delicious matcha flavor and beautiful green color. This classic Japanese treat is really easy to make at home and better than that from your favorite restaurant! Plus you can customize the filling with red bean paste, strawberry, or ice cream.
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Matcha Mochi / Green Tea Mochi Recipe (+VIDEO)

Homemade Green Tea Mochi is soft, chewy, and sweet with delicious matcha flavor and beautiful green color. This classic Japanese treat is really easy to make at home and better than that of your favorite restaurant! Plus you can customize the filling with red bean paste, strawberry, or ice cream.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Keyword Green Tea Daifuku, Green Tea Mochi, Matcha Mochi
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Matcha Mochi Balls
Calories 146kcal
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons Mochiko (or Shiratamako Sweet rice flour), 50g
  • 2 tablespoons sugar 25g
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 6 tablespoons water (90ml)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch for dusting
  • 1/2 cup red bean paste (see Notes for homemade recipe)

Instructions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together mochiko, sugar, and green tea powder.
  • Add water and mix until everything is dissolved completely.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or kitchen towel loosely. Microwave at full power for 2 minutes. Take it out and mix with a wet spatula.
  • Cover and microwave for 30 more seconds until the dough becomes slightly translucent.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on the working surface, and dust it generously with cornstarch.
  • Transfer the matcha-flavored mochi dough onto the parchment paper. Sprinkle more cornstarch onto the dough.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts using a knife or a dough scraper.
  • Flatten the dough into a circular shape (about 3.5 inch) using your hands (about 1/8-inch thickness).
  • Scoop out red bean paste and place it in the center of the mochi wrapper.
  • Pinch the four corners of the mochi wrapper, and then pinch the remaining corners together.
  • Tap the bottom of mochi with cornstarch. Brush the assembled green tea mochi with a brush gently to remove excess cornstarch.

Video

Notes

  • To make homemade red bean paste, you’ll need:
    • 1/3 cup red beans
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • water
Add rinsed red beans and water to a sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring the water to boil and then discard the water, leaving the red beans in the pan. Add more water and bring to boil again, and cover with lid. Turn down the heat to medium-low, and let it simmer for 1 hour until you can easily mash the beans with your fingers. Drain the azuki beans and put them back into the pot. Turn the heat to medium-low, and add sugar. Stirring constantly until it reaches your desired consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg