If you are trying to avoid fried food and want to eat a healthy snack in the middle of a day on the streets in Jakarta, then, you can try to look for this kind of cart. Yes, this cart definitely is offering healthy snack because everything is steamed ;)
There are steamed peanuts, steamed banana, steamed sweet potato and Ketimus on this cart.
Those men who sell these steamed food are called Tukang Bajigur because their main selling is actually the drink called Bajigur. Sorry, I didn't get the chance to capture the drink because it was sold out already. Next time, I'll post the Bajigur drink which is coffee mixed with brown sugar - palm sugar/gula jawa, coconut milk, salt and arenga pinnata fruit.
Do you wonder how ketimus looks in the inside? ;)
How to make Ketimus:
500 gr tapioca (grated)
150 gr old coconut (grated)
150 gr young coconut (sliced)
200 gr brown sugar (palm sugar/ gula jawa)
1 tsp salt
5 Pandan leaves (cut into 4 cm)
2 Banana leaves (cut banana leaves in pieces of approx. 15 cm square)
- Mix and stir well the grated tapioca altogether with the other ingredients
- Prepare the banana leaf
- Spoon 2 heaped tablespoons of the mixture on top of banana leaf
- Put the pandan leaf in the middle of the mixture
- Fold both sides of the package to the center
- Steamed the ketimus for 30 minutes
Tada.... This is Ketimus! :)
While ketimus is being steamed, usually you can smell the nice fragrant from the pandan leaf.
How does Ketimus tasted? It's sweet from the brown sugar, rich from the coconut and has chewy texture from the grated tapioca. It's a nice and healthy snack :)