How to Make Kutsinta

Materials and Ingredients Needed

  • Steamer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Muffin pans or small, shallow bowls
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Wooden spoon
  • 2 cups cassava flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp lihia or lye water, P22.50 for 250g, available in supermarkets
  • 2 cups pandan juice
  • 8 tsp butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • Freshly grated coconut as topping


  1. Mix the butter and sugar.
  2. Sift the all-purpose flour and cassava flour.
  3. Combine these with the mixed butter and sugar.
  4. Pour the pandan juice and lihia and mix again until the texture is smooth.
  5. Pour into a muffin pan or shallow bowls, making sure to leave room at the top.
  6. Steam for 20 minutes.
  7. You may sell this with grated coconut on the side.

Tip: Be careful about the amount of lihia you put in, studies have shown that too much of it can actually cause corrosive burns in one’s esophagus and stomach.

How Much Will You Make

Homemade kutsinta sells for P1.50 per piece, although you may sell them in packs of 12 and charge an even P20 per pack. Kutsinta spoils easily, so make sure you only make what you can consume in half a day.

Video on How to Make Kutsinta

source:, photos by Ocs Alvarez

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