Three Color Hanami Dango Dumpling

Make your spring season more colorful by making this sweet and chewy festival dumplings dessert.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 486kcal


  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Warm water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 drop Food color red, green


  • In a bowl, add rice flour, sugar, and hot water and make a thick dough.
  • Divide this dough into 3 portions and add red food color/ pickled cherry blossom flower and green color/ Matcha green tea/ traditional mugwort grass to 2 portions and knead well.
  • Make small balls and boil in hot water for 8 min till they float. Boil white balls first and then pink balls and green at last.after boiling, drop them into cold water.
  • Remove from cold water and stack them onto sticks in the order of pink, white and green.
  • Pink represents the cherry blossom flowering throughout the spring in Japan( which makes Japan look pink in scenery).
  • Now we are ready for a picnic with our hanami dango in the spring season.