pichi pichi recipe

Pichi Pichi Recipe

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 360kcal


  • 1 16 oz or 2 cups grated cassava
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon lye water
  • ½ teaspon pandan essence
  • ¾ cup grated matured coconut


  • Combine cassava, sugar and milk in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add lye water and continue stirring.
  • Stir in pandan essence and mix.
  • Once well blended, grease each mold with oil. I sprayed a paper towel with olive oil and wiped each mold.
  • Add water in the steamer and place on the stove. Let water boil.
  • Place molds in the steamer and pour cassava mixture on each individual mold. About ¾ full per mold.
  • Cover or wrap the steamer lid with cheese cloth so water doesn’t drip into the pichi pichi.
  • Steam for 40 to 45 minutes or until mixture becomes translucent.
  • Remove from steamer and let it cool down.
  • Once cool, remove each pichi pichi from mold and roll it over the grated coconut.
  • Serve. Enjoy!


  1. Ok to substitute milk with 1 1/2 cup water.
  2. Instead of grating fresh cassava, it is easier to put it in a food processor or blender.
  3. Want to learn how to grate a coconut click the link.
  4. Makes 16 pieces using a mold size of 2 1/2 inch (diameter) x 1 inch (height).


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg