9.19.2008

[Indonesian Traditional Food] Biji Salak - Sweet Potato Balls in Palm Sugar Syrup

Making this brings my childhood memories. My mom used to make this dessert during ramadhan. Actually you can get this popular break-fast dish from the street vendor but we always prefer the homemade ones :).

Biji Salak - Sweet Potato Balls in Palm Sugar Syrup

After having some sips of warm sweet tea, this is definitely a luscious break-fast dish.

Biji Salak - Sweet Potato Balls in Palm Sugar Syrup
adapted from Dapurbunda

Ingredients :

500 g sweet potatoes
50 g tapioca flour
¼ tsp salt

Biji Salak - Sweet Potato Balls in Palm Sugar Syrup

Syrup :

250 g gula Jawa/palm sugar/brown sugar/coconut sugar, shredded
250 ml water
1 pandan (screwpine) leaf

Coconut Milk Sauce :
500 ml coconut milk
2 pandan (screwpine) leaves
¼ tsp salt

Directions :
1. Steamed sweet potatoes until done. Remove from heat. Peeled and mashed.
2. Take mashed sweet potatoes, mix with tapioca flour and salt, knead until smooth. Roll into small balls, about 1 cm in diameter, set aside. Sprinkle with flour to avoid sticking.
3. Bring water to a boil, and drop in the sweet potato balls, cook until they float. Drain and set aside.

Syrup
Directions :

Put the water, sugar, and pandan leaf in a saucepan and boil, strain and put back in the saucepan. Boil again. Add in the balls until they are all floating. Serve with coconut milk sauce.

Coconut Milk Sauce
Directions :
Cook coconut milk with salt and pandan leaves, stirring on low heat until the mixture boils. Remove from heat. Cool and serve.


13 comments:

  1. Dit, ini gak diikutin utk Joy from Fasting to Feasting? kan ini mah makanan buka puasa banget :)

    http://yasmeen-healthnut.blogspot.com/2008/08/ramadan-mubarak-joy-from-fasting-to_31.html

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  2. he eh Fa, kemaren sempet kepikiran :). Makasih ya.

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  3. Akhirnya gue kirim yang klepon Fa. Soalnya ternyata mbak Retno udah setor Biji Salaknya ;)

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  4. Assalamvalekum Dear, Thank u dear for u r intrest in the event.
    Wow that's so nice to hear. As a part of the event iam showcasing five recipes from each blog participating in the event. If u r intrested i would like to showcase recipes from u r blog. The recipes which u usually prepared during Ramadan. If u already have those recipes then send me the links to my mail id. My mail id is there in the blog. I want u to write a short note on Ramadan along with the recipes. Thank u. Happy Fasting. Have blessed Ramadan.

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  5. http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com/2008/08/joy-of-feasting-to-fasting.html

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  6. wow, that looks intensely comforting and delicious. i want to pour it over a bowl of oatmeal and suck it down.

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  7. kedoyananku nih Dit...udah lama banget gak pernah makan lagi.

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  8. I just added u in the blogs participating in the event list.

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  9. Dittt..baru aja gue mau bikin ini lagi :P, keliatan endang surendang...btw, he eh gue juga pengen ikutan tuh event, tapi belum ngirim resep yang mana, dan yang gue liat kaykanya mesti ngirim 5 resep favorit qiqiiqiqi

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  10. @ Elsye : iya Sye, gue ujung2nya juga baru tau ternyata suruh ngirim 5 resep fave.

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  11. yuuhuuuu.. Ditaa.. pindah sini yuk jadi tetangga gue.. hehehe... Dita gue mau resep gemblongnya Dit.

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  12. First time here. You have a nice collection of recipes and photographs of them. We have a similar dessert called the Gulab jamun-made with flour and soaked in sugar syrup or another one were rice balls are cooked with coconut milk and jaggery syrup. I am going to try this one.

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  13. Anonymous10:50 PM

    terima kasi!

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