Yomari - Sweet Rice Flour Dumplings


Yomari - Sweet Rice Flour Dumplings

Divine Delights: Yomari - Nepalese Sweet Dumplings

Indulge in the heavenly flavors of Yomari, a traditional Nepalese delicacy. These sweet rice flour dumplings are filled with a luscious mixture of molasses and coconut, offering a delightful blend of textures and flavors.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

20 minutes

50 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan (if using vegan-friendly molasses), Gluten-free (if using gluten-free rice flour)


Paleo, Keto



  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 2g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 75g, 30g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 0.1g


  1. 1.
    In a mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, glutinous rice flour, and salt.
  2. 2.
    Gradually add water to the flour mixture and knead until a smooth dough is formed.
  3. 3.
    In a separate bowl, mix the molasses, grated coconut, and cardamom powder to create the filling.
  4. 4.
    Take a small portion of the dough and flatten it into a circle on your palm.
  5. 5.
    Place a spoonful of the filling in the center of the dough circle.
  6. 6.
    Fold the edges of the dough over the filling, shaping it into a conical dumpling.
  7. 7.
    Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling.
  8. 8.
    Steam the Yomari in a steamer lined with banana leaves or parchment paper for about 15-20 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked through.
  9. 9.
    Allow the Yomari to cool slightly before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Rice flour — Ensure that the rice flour is finely ground for a smoother dough texture.
  • Glutinous rice flour — This flour adds chewiness to the dumplings. If unavailable, you can replace it with an equal amount of rice flour.
  • Molasses — Use high-quality molasses for the best flavor. If molasses is not available, you can substitute it with dark brown sugar mixed with a small amount of water.

Tips & Tricks

  • To prevent the dough from sticking to your hands, lightly grease them with oil before shaping the dumplings.
  • If the dough is too dry, add a little water. If it's too sticky, sprinkle some rice flour.
  • Serve Yomari warm for the best taste and texture.
  • You can enhance the flavor by adding a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the filling.
  • Leftover Yomari can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Serving advice

Serve Yomari as a dessert or a sweet snack. It pairs well with a cup of hot tea or milk.

Presentation advice

Arrange the Yomari on a decorative plate, showcasing their unique conical shape. Optionally, garnish with a sprinkle of grated coconut or a drizzle of honey for an extra touch of elegance.