Chinese New Year dinner plays vital role in New Year celebrations. All the family members gather and sit together to have the New Year meal.

Chinese New Year feast is incomplete without the Chinese New Year desserts. There are a number of traditional Chinese desserts, which you can make for the grand dinner. The recipes of Chinese New Year desserts are discussed below:

Recipe of Nian Gao


  • 3 1/4 cups of glutinous rice flour
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 7 ounces of boiling water
  • 1/2 cup of Chinese dates
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Water
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Method: First of all, prepare the Chinese dates by dipping them in the water for 30 minutes. Get the wok prepared. Take a bowl and mix sugar and water. Now cook in microwave for 30 seconds. Cut the Chinese dates properly and separate the pits. Take a big bowl and put the glutinous rice flour and add the water of sugar in it. Add milk and make dough. Do not forget to add one tablespoon of water in every dough. Now add all the dry fruits you have. Grease the pan with vegetable oil and keep the dough for cooking. add the sesame on top. Steam the dough over medium flame for 45 minutes. The cake is ready. Allow a knife to loosen the cake and keep it in the refrigerator for some hours.

Recipe of Peking Dust


  • 2 pounds of fresh chestnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons of caster
  • Vanilla extract

Method: Cut the chestnuts properly. Dip the chestnuts into water and boil it for 40 minutes. Let them cool and peel off the inner skin. Chop the chestnut finely. Put the chopped chestnut in the food blender and grind it. Mix salt and sugar with it and keep stirring. Prepare the whipped cream with caster and granulated sugar. Add some drops of vanilla extract into the paste. Your dessert is ready.

Eight treasure rice pudding


For pudding:

  • 200g of chopped Chinese dates
  • 255g can of red bean paste
  • 450g glutinous rice
  • 600ml cold water
  • 40g melted lard
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 25g angelica
  • Red and Green glace cherries
  • 2 oz. of flaked almonds

For syrup:

  • 100g sugar
  • 250ml cold water
  • 1 teaspoon of almond essence
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 3 tablespoons of water

Method: Mix the Chinese dates with bean paste. Wash the rice and dry it. Take a saucepan and pour cold water in it. Boil it for 25 minutes. After that add the sugar and mix. Grease the mold and keep the rice in the pan. Do not forget to even up the upper layer of the rice. Press the rice with the palm of your hand. Keep a plate over the bowl and put it on the serving bowl. Decorate with toppings with cherries. Now remove the plate and keep the pudding on steam for an hour. Reheat the pudding. Now let’s make the syrup. Mix water and sugar, boil until the sugar melts, and add the almond extract. Take a bowl and mix water and corn flour. The syrup is ready. You can add it on the top of the pudding or serve it in a separate bowl.

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