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Filipinos love Native Delicacies like Bibingka, and Kutsinta is one of them. Although this didn’t originate in the Philippines, it has been adopted as a Filipino Food which had become a regular in the menu during festivities. Kutsinta was derived from the word, Kueh Tsin Tao which is a Chinese word that means little cake. This food can be served as a dessert or snack. You can find this all over the Philippines. There are street vendors selling them and they are being sold in malls too. The Kutsinta Recipe is actually a type of puto or steamed rice cake. This type of delicacy is not so sweet so you’re watching your sugar level, you can give this a try and you won’t regret it for sure.


Kutsinta Recipe Tips and Preparation

In the past, they use ground rice for the Kutsinta Recipe but nowadays, they have replaced it with the glutinous rice flour for faster preparation and cooking. It will just take about an hour of preparing and cooking so you won’t have to wait very long before you can finally enjoy this wonderful recipe. You just have to make sure that the flour is dissolved thoroughly. The food coloring will make this appear reddish brown and you will adore its jelly-like appearance.

How to make the Kutsinta Recipe

For a perfect result, it should also have the following; lye water, sugar, rice flour, and annato (atsuete) seeds. Grated mature coconut meat should be sprinkled on top of the kutsinta to add more flavor and make it all the more delectable for you and your family. You can also put latik as some do. Just like any other native delicacy, this is best partnered with sago and gulaman or soda if you like. The kids and old alike will definitely have a wonderful experience once they get to taste what you have prepared for them. Your Friends might even ask for your recipe and try cooking it themselves once they get a taste of your Kutsinta.


Kutsinta Recipe


The Kutsinta Recipe is an all-purpose type of puto or steamed rice cake. This type of delicacy is not so sweet so you’re watching your sugar level, you can give this a try and you won’t regret it for sure.

  • Author: Recipe ni Juan
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Native Delicacies
  • Cuisine: Filipino


  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cups Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Lye Water
  • Anato or Atsuete dissolved in about (1 tbsp. water)
  • 2 cups of water
  • Grated Coconut for Toppings


  1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Flour, sugar, lye water, anato, and water.
  2. Whisk until all properly mixed together.
  3. Use a strainer to strain any lumps.
  4. Boil a good amount of water in a steamer.
  5. Rub some oil on the molds to avoid the mixture from sticking.
  6. And it’s easy to take out from the molds once cooked.
  7. Put a good amount on each mold.
  8. Steam with LOW HEAT for about 30 minutes. Again, it should be on LOW HEAT.
  9. Let cool and remove from molds.
  10. You can sprinkle some grated coconut meat or cheese.
  11. : Ready and Serve!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 62 kcal
  • Sugar: 9.21 g
  • Sodium: 15 mg
  • Fat: 0.09 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.72 g
  • Protein: 0.81 g

Keywords: Kutsinta Recipe


Kutsinta with Niyog

Serving and Health Benefits:
Indulging in this very enticing delicacy will not only satisfy your hungry tummy and palate but it is also excellent for your health because it is loaded with many benefits for the body. It contains a little amount of fat which is also a vital nutrient. Dietary fats help the body in absorbing vitamins and it also aids in proper growth. It also contains about 3.5 gms. of protein per cup of serving. Protein is essential to the body because it helps in the structure of the muscles, skin and other tissues in the body.

How to make Kutsinta

Protein is also very important for the body’s energy. Now, who will say that all sweet foods are bad? It would be nice to know that while you’re enjoying this to your heart’s content, your body is getting the benefits it needs. It’s time to have something to eat without the guilt feelings that you’re hurting your body and your health in particular. So, it wouldn’t be too much to say that the Kutsinta Recipe is something that should be served in your household every now and then. Question regarding the Recipe? Leave your comment below or send us a message on our Facebook Page. Salamat at Mabuhay!!

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