Karioka Recipe for Home-Based Food Business

Karioka Recipe for Home-Based Food Business

Homemakers looking for a low capital and easy to put up home-based business can consider making and selling food products. People always need something to eat as it is one of the necessities of living. If you are looking for some idea on what food to start, then this article is perfect for you.

One of the favorite street food merienda of local foodies is karioka also known as bitso-bitso. It is perfectly described as a ball-shaped rice dough cooked in deep fried and then dipped in syrup or sweet coating. Karioka comes in different forms and texture depending on how it is cooked. It can be served either on a plate or skewered.

If you are an inspiring entrepreneur who is planning to establish a karioka stall, you must constantly experiment and innovate. Next on mastering the basic ways to make it, it will be easy for the entrepreneurs to find creative variations and improvements.

Note that in making karioka, you need to prepare basic tools and materials such as wok for deep-frying, bowls for mixing ingredients, and bamboo skewers or a plate for serving. Here is a simple recipe you can start, this can cook up to 40 pieces of karioka.



  •    2-1/2 cups of sweet or glutinous rice flour
  •    1 cup of skim milk
  •    2 tablespoons of evaporated milk
  •    2 tablespoons of water
  •    1 teaspoon of salt
  •    1 teaspoon of baking powder
  •    1 cup of coconut milk
  •    1 and ½ cup of brown sugar
  •    Cooking oil for deep-frying


  1. Combine skim milk, evaporated milk, and water to create a milk mixture. In a separate bowl, put in rice flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the milk mixture. Mix everything carefully to make dough. Add flour if it remains sticky and water if is still dry.
  2. Use a tablespoon to scoop a portion of the dough, which would then be molded it into a ball using your hands (remember to wash your hands first to avoid contamination). Do the same to make all balls. Poke each with a fork or with a skewer so that the interior would easily cook.
  3. Heat the wok and cooking oil at low to medium-low.
  4. Carefully put the balls into the wok and deep-fry for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until those turn golden brown.
  5. Remove the balls from the wok and drain oil using paper towel.
  6. To make its sweet coating, pour coconut milk into a heated pan and cook until it boils. Then, add brown sugar. Mix it constantly until the mixture thickens.
  7. Dip the karioka balls into the sweet coating and skewer it or serve on a plate


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