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Kolak recipes for Ramadhan you can easily make at home

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, June 9, 2016 | 05:06 pm
Kolak recipes for Ramadhan you can easily make at home

Enjoying kolak as tajil (sugary snacks and drinks consumed to break the fast) is arguably one of the most celebrated traditions during Ramadhan. (Santika Premiere ICE – BSD City/-)

Enjoying kolak as tajil (sugary snacks and drinks consumed to break the fast) is arguably one of the most celebrated traditions during Ramadhan. Sweet, delicious and nutritious, kolak is a flexible dish that usually contains banana or sweet potato but can also accommodate other ingredients such as jackfruit or kolang-kaling (sugar palm fruit).

Rossano Renzelli, the executive chef at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, and Indrawan Ridwan, executive chef at the Santika Premiere ICE-BSD City Hotel, want you to try their favorite kolak recipes at home. (kes)

(Read also: Break the fast in style at these hotels in Jakarta)

Kolak Nangka Jagung Manis 

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml coconut milk
  • ½ cup glutinous rice
  • 400 gr sweet corn
  • ½ cup shredded jack fruit
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ¼ cup condensed milk

Method:

  • Combine coconut milk and glutinous rice in a pot, stir until the rice is no longer sticky.
  • Bring the mixture to boil for 12 minutes.
  • Add sweet corn, shredded jack fruit, and vanilla essence, let mixture boil for a further four minutes.
  • If you think the glutinous rice is not yet cooked, add ¼ cup of water.
  • Pour the condensed milk into the mixture. Add sugar to taste.
  • Enjoy the dish while it is still warm.

Kolak Nangka Jagung Manis (right). (Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort/-)

Kolak Pisang 

Ingredients:

  • 80 gr banana
  • 80 gr cassava
  • 30 gr sugar palm fruit
  • 100 gr brown sugar
  • 50 gr granulated sugar
  • 5 gr salt
  • 300 ml mineral water
  • 50 ml coconut milk
  • 1 pc pandan leaf
  • 15 gr sweet potato

Method:

  • Cut banana, cassava and sweet potato into bite-sized pieces.
  • Bring the water to boil in a pot.
  • Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt and pandan leaf and stir well.
  • Add banana, cassava, sweet potato, and sugar palm fruit.
  • Add coconut milk and leave on heat until all ingredients are cooked.
  • Served the kolak while it is still warm.
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