5 savoury durian dishes to whip up at home | Durian Delivery

Jun 15 2021

The durian season is quickly approaching, and with everyone staying safe at home, you’ll most likely opt for durian delivery in Singapore to get your annual durian fix. Whether you’re a fan of mao shan wang durian or the less common varieties like black pearl or red prawn durian, check out these 5 savoury durian dishes we scoured the internet to find.


You can whip them up safely at home with your leftover durians to enjoy with your family during this season or order more durian online just to try them out!


1. Chicken and Durian Curry


Curry and Durian dish


The best durian dish in Singapore will have to be a curry and durian dish. Curry is a local favourite, just like the durian. We love having it with rice or prata and sometimes even dipping bread in them. Here’s your chance to combine two of your favourite foods into a single dish!


Curry Paste Other Ingredients
1 tbsp coriander seeds (roasted)

1 tsp cumin seeds (roasted)

5 shallots (roasted)

10 cloves garlic (roasted)

15 dried red spur chillies (seeded and soaked in water till soft)

1 tsp ground roasted ginger

1 tsp ground roasted galangal

1 tbsp sliced lemongrass

1 tsp salt

1 tsp shrimp paste

2 tsp curry powder

700ml coconut milk

3 tbsp curry paste

500g chicken (cut into bite-sized pieces)

1 tsp palm sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp fish sauce

300g unripe durian (seeded and cut into pieces)

Curry leaves for garnish


Step 1: Pound coriander and cumin seeds thoroughly with a mortar and pestle

Step 2: Add shallots, garlic, chillies, ginger, galangal, lemongrass and salt. Continue pounding till fine

Step 3: Add shrimp paste and curry powder, pound again to form a fine curry paste

Step 4: Pour 120ml of coconut milk into a pot, add the curry paste and cook over medium heat

Step 5: Saute until fragrant and oil separates

Step 6: Add chicken, stir well and continue to cook for a few minutes

Step 7: Add the rest of the coconut milk and allow the curry to boil

Step 8: Season with palm sugar, salt and fish sauce, then stir in the durian.

Step 9: Turn heat down to a low and allow it to simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 10: Stir in the curry leaves and serve with a fragrant bowl of rice or a few slices of bread. The durian should have the texture of cooked potato. Enjoy! 



2. Durian Fritters



Durian Fritters


Imagine sipping a cup of iced milk tea after sinking your teeth into crispy on the outside and soft on the inside durian fritters; what a mouth-watering scene! This recipe is perfect for when you have leftover durians from your delivery.


Order mao shan wang durian from online delivery platforms and make your own mao shan wang durian fritters with this recipe!

Ingredients you’ll need:

120 g self-raising flour

1 tbsp rice flour

1 tsp salt (or to taste)

100 ml coconut milk (thick)

225 g durian flesh (mashed)

40 g caster sugar

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine the self-raising flour, rice flour, and salt. Mix well.

Step 2: Add coconut milk, mashed durian and sugar. Mix into a sloppy batter.

Step 3: Heat enough oil for deep frying in a wok over medium heat. Nicely scoop out round and bite-sized batter then drop them into the hot oil. Do this in batches.

Step 4: Deep-fry until the fritters turn golden brown

Step 5: Remove fritters and drain on paper towels. Cool slightly before serving with a nice cup of tea. 


3. Durian Puffs


Durian Puffs


Singaporeans adore curry puffs, tuna puffs, and any other type of puff pastry available. Have you ever tried durian puffs? If not, here’s your chance to make one yourself! Here’s how.

Ingredients you’ll need:

Durian Filing Water Dough Oil Dough
300g durian flesh, mashed into a paste

30g sugar

3 tbsp coconut milk

½ tsp salt

250g plain flour

1 ¼ tbsp rice flour

50g margarine

145ml ice-cold water

¼ tsp salt

125g plain flour

1 tbsp rice flour

60g margarine


Making The Durian Filling

Step 1: Heat up sugar in a non-stick pan and stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar starts to dissolve

Step 2: Add the mashed durian flesh and stir vigorously

Step 3: Add coconut milk and salt. Stir over medium-low heat until the paste is thick. Dish out and leave to cool completely


Making The Water Dough

Step 1: Combine the flours, margarine, water and salt into a large mixing bowl. Knead lightly into a dough.

Step 2: Divide into 10 equal portions.


Making The Oil Dough

Step 1: Combine the flours and margarine into a bowl, mix into a soft dough.

Step 2: Divide into 10 equal portions.


Making The Puff

Step 1: Wrap the water dough around the oil dough and roll it into a flat and elongated piece.

Step 2: Roll the pastry into a swiss roll and roll out flat again. Repeat this one more time.

Step 3: Cut each piece in half and roll it out into a flat circle. 

Step 4: Add the durian filling in your desired amount to the centre of the dough, then seal it up by folding and pinching the edges.

Step 5: Heat about 4 to 5 cups of oil in a wok. Deep-fry the puffs till golden brown and crispy. Drain well before serving. 


4. Thai “Cottage Pie” with Durian Mash


Cottage Pie with Durian Mash


A cottage pie usually contains a potato crust filled with ground beef, gravy and onions, topped with mashed potatoes. It is an English dish loved by many around the world. Here’s a recipe for you to make an Asian version of it with the best durian in Singapore.


Ingredients you’ll need:

Filling Durian Mash Topping
10 fresh bird’s eye chillies

2 tbsp garlic, chopped

1 tbsp coriander root, chopped

2 tbsp cooking oil

300g minced chicken

2 tbsp oyster sauce

2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tsp sugar

240g holy basil leaves

300g unripe durian, seeded

6 cloves garlic, skin-on

2 egg yolks

½ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper powder

Crisp-fried holy basil leaves, for garnish


Making The Filling

Step 1: Pound the chilli, garlic and coriander root with a mortar and pestle until you get a smooth paste

Step 2: Pour cooking oil in a wok over medium heat, and fry the paste till fragrant. Add in the chicken, stir, and cook till done.

Step 3: Season to taste with oyster sauce, fish sauce and sugar. Stir in holy basil leaves then remove from heat.


Making The Durian Mash Topping

Step 1: Boil the durian and garlic in water until cooked.

Step 2: Peel off the skin on the garlic and mash it together with the durian, egg yolks, salt and pepper.


Making The Cottage Pie

Step 1: Place the chicken filling into a baking dish and top with the durian mash

Step 2: Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven, garnish with fried basil leaves and serve hot. 


5. Durian Egg Tart

Egg tarts are an amazing tea time treat and tea time can be made even more fantastic with durian egg tarts. Here’s how to make your own. 

Ingredients you’ll need:

Tart Crust Custard
250g softened butter

1 egg

2 tbsp caster sugar

400g all-purpose flour

500g durian flesh

500g water

7 eggs

250g sugar

250g milk 

A pinch salt


Making The Tart Crust

Step 1: Mix butter, sugar and egg with a spoon until it combines and turns creamy. 

Step 2: Add in the flour mix until a dough forms.

Step 3: Bring the dough together to form a lump. Cover and rest the dough for 30 minutes.

Step 4: Roll the dough out into 6-7mm thick, then cut with a 3.5 inch round cutter. 

Step 5: Place the dough disk into a fluted egg tart pan and press the dough to form a tart crust

Step 6: Chill the tart crust dough overnight until they are firm.


Making The Custard

Step 1: Put water and durian flesh in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil on medium heat, stirring all the time. Strain the durian flesh and leave it to cool

Step 2: Mix eggs with salt and sugar without whisking (you don’t want to incorporate air). Step 3: Add in milk, then combine with cooled and strained durian paste.

Step 4: Strain the whole custard mixture.


Making The Durian Egg Tart

Step 1: Preheat oven to 190°C

Step 2: Remove tart crusts from the fridge and place them on a baking tray. Pour the custard filling in until it reaches right below the rim.

Step 3: Bake them for 25 minutes until the surface of the tart sets.

Step 4: Leave the tarts to cool down before removing them from the tart pan. Serve with your favourite tea time desserts and drinks


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