Chai-flavored Sweet Rice Balls
sweet rice flour
aka mochiko powder
hot Bhakti Chai concentrate, any flavor
black or golden raisins
sliced crystallized ginger, finely chopped
ground cassia cinnamon
shredded coconut, toasted
sliced and chopped almonds
Sift rice flour and add salt. Stir well. Gradually stir in hot chai. Stir until well mixed. Adjust amount of liquid to create a soft dough.
Divide dough into 24 portions, rolling between your palms to create small balls. If desired, roll some dough around 1-2 raisins.
Bring 10 cups water to a boil. Prepare a large bowl of ice water.
Drop rice balls into boiling water one at a time. Boil until floating, 8-10 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer floating balls to ice water. Let chill for a few minutes; then set on a towel to dry.
Roll each ball in topping of your choice. Serve.