Snacks typical of the month of Ramadan in Indonesia

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The entire Muslim community in the world is currently undergoing fasting in the month of Ramadan and this fast will be carried out for 1 month. There are many special activities during the month of Ramadan besides increasing worship, there are also those who take blessings or fortune during the month of Ramadan, namely in the culinary field.

We know that every country has its own special cuisine, each celebrating a special day or month. As happened in the current month of Ramadan. In Indonesia, there are many kinds of culinary from food, traditional Indonesian snacks, drinks, etc. This time I want to introduce various types of snacks or traditional cakes typical of the month of Ramadan and only available in the month of Ramadan. On an ordinary day, maybe we can just enjoy it, but if you enjoy it at certain moments, it will feel more special.

Here are some traditional Indonesian snacks or cakes during the month of Ramadan which I would like to introduce and hopefully can be an additional recommendation for those of you who are culinary lovers or have a hobby of cooking complete with how to make them.

1. Klepon cake

This one snack is very special and always available during the month of Ramadan. Traditional cakes made from glutinous rice flour have a sweet, savory taste and a chewy texture. The shape of this snack is round and inside is brown sugar covered with grated coconut.

How to make Klepon cake

The ingredients

  • Glutinous flour

  • Brown sugar

  • Green food coloring or pandan leaf essence

  • Grated coconut

How to make

  • About 200 grams of glutinous rice flour, add half a teaspoon of salt and food coloring. (generally this klepon is green and uses pandan green color which is blended and the juice is taken)

  • Add water little by little while stirring until the mixture is well blended. The dough should not be soggy that it is easy to form.

  • Form the dough then add the crushed brown sugar

  • While forming, boil the water until it boils then add the klepon dough that has been formed.

  • If the dough has floated remove and drain then coat with grated coconut. Roll the klepon until the coconut is perfectly coated.

  • Klepon is ready to be served and be careful when eating, don't let the brown sugar splatter on your clothes

2. Pancakes ( Serabi )with brown sugar coconut sauce

This cake is also one of the mainstays of the month of Ramadan.

The ingredients

  • 175 grams of flour

  • 50 grams of rice flour

  • 400 ml of coconut milk

  • 50 ml of pandan leaf water

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

How to make pancakes Or Serabi

1. Put flour, rice flour, beaten eggs and salt into a bowl, stir.

2. Add suji leaf water, coconut milk, and baking powder to the flour mixture, stir for about 20 minutes until fluffy.

3. Heat the pancake mold with a thin spread of butter. Immediately pour into the mold, cover let it cook and remove. Do it until the serabi dough runs out

Next, how to make brown sugar coconut milk

  • Cook the coconut milk over low heat so that the coconut milk doesn't break.

  • Serve the pancakes or serabi on a plate then pour the brown sugar coconut milk.

  • Add pandan leaves as fragrance

  • The brown sugar pancake is ready to eat

  • Next, add the brown sugar, stir until the coconut milk is melted.

3. Pancake rolls ( Dadar Gulung ) filled with coconut shell

The ingredients

  • 500gr of flour

  • 1 1/2 grated half-old coconut

  • A teaspoon of salt

  • brown sugar

  • Water

How to make rolled pancakes

  • Pour flour into a bowl, mix salt, pandan coloring and water

  • Stir the mixture until there are lumps or it could be liquid dough in the blender. Until the dough forms a round just like making an omelette.

  • The dough should not be too runny or thick.

  • It's a little dry lift the cake aside. Make until the dough runs out.

  • Apply a little cooking oil to the pan, pour the batter while the pan is turned

How to make grated coconut for the filling

  • Pour brown sugar that has been cut into small pieces into a non-stick pan. Cook the sugar until it dissolves

  • Next, add the grated coconut, stir until well mixed, pour in the cooking water until the coconut becomes soft and the brown sugar has blended with the coconut. (When roasting the grated coconut, the fire should not be too high because you are worried that it will burn if the coconut is burnt, it will taste bitter)

  • Next, after the grated coconut is ready, it's time for the rolled pancakes to be made. Place the pancake on a thin plate then put the coconut gonseng on it.

  • Then, roll the cake so that it is elongated. You can see how to roll pancake rolls in the video below.

  • Pancake rolls ready to be served.

These are 3 types of traditional cakes typical of the month of Ramadan in Indonesia, so eating them feels special. Actually, there are many other cakes, but I introduce one that is easy to make. How are you interested in making it?

Does your place have special snacks for special moments?

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6 months ago


So nice to see this colourful dishes. Definitely mouth watering.

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6 months ago

So dear and this is using the natural color

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Ah...then we are on safe side.

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By just looking at the image I can say that it also taste good. I wish I could try those snacks you mentioned above.

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6 months ago

Yes... They're asia taste 😋😋😋

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