Chinese Sesame Seed Balls, or Ma T'uan, are dumplings filled with bean paste that are rolled in sesame seeds and fried. They are often served as a dim sum treat, and they are particularly sought after during the Chinese New Year and other major holidays.
Dissolve sugar in boiling water.
Thoroughly blend water mixture with flour.
Form dumplings by rolling bean paste into small balls and forming dough balls around the bean paste.
Roll finished dumplings in sesame seeds.
Heat oil to approximately 350 degrees.
Fry dumplings until they turn light brown and float to the surface. This takes approximately two minutes.
Hold the dumplings down in the oil until they turn golden brown, to ensure they are done, and allow them to puff.
Remove dumplings from the oil, and place them on a towel lined with paper towels to drain and cool.