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Sweet Potato Matcha Mochi

Recipe for Sweet potato matcha green tea mochi

Matcha green tea mochi with sweet potatoes filling, these cute Japanese dessert will surely be a treat for every one.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Author Victoria


Green tea mochi skin

  • 200 grams glutinous rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 5 Tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 Tbsp matcha green tea

Sweet potato filling

  • 2 small sweet potato or 1 large any color
  • 60 grams glutinous rice flour
  • 60 grams sugar
  • 3 Tbsp warm water
  • 1 Tbsp honey


  • Corn starch sesame seeds or coconut flake
  • Food markers


Sweet potatoes filling

  • Steam, boil or bake sweet potatoes.
  • While they're still hot, remove skin and smash with a fork.
  • Add in glutinous rice flour, sugar and remaining filling ingredients.
  • Knead them good, add more water if needed. Knead and roll into long dough roll. Cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying.

Green tea mochi

  • Combine all ingredients except water to make green tea mochi skin into a large container.
  • Mix them good before slowly adding warm water.
  • Mix into dough, add more water if needed.


  • Divide both the filling and skin into 16 equal parts.
  • Dust your work area with corn starch, then roll each part into ball shape.
  • Put 1 filling ball into 1 skin part, then pinch to close.
  • Space them apart on your steamer, and steam for 15 minutes or bring a pot of water to boil and steam the.
  • Scoop the steamed mochi out, and coat them with cornstarch, sesame seeds or coconut flake or your favorite sprinkles.
  • Decorate with color food markers