Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kolak with Banana & Pumpkin

Last week, I saw my mom was so busy in the kitchen. Curious, I sneaked into the kitchen and took a look what she's doing :)

Ah... I could tell from the ingredients that she's making Kolak, an authentic Indonesian dessert with the basic ingredients of palm/brown sugar (gula jawa), coconut milk and pandan leaf. She was preparing it because her friends were visiting her for tea time. No cookies and tea, but instead, it's kolak and tea ;)


The rest of the ingredients of kolak is depend on each person, but usually you can find either:
- tapioca
- pumpkin
- banana
- sweet potato
or all together as a complete kolak.

It's very easy to make kolak ;)

This how my mom made the kolak:

Ingredients:
1/2 pumpkin (medium size)
4 bananas (cut about 4 cm)
600 ml coconut milk
150 gr palm sugar (gula jawa)
4 pandan leaves
1/2 tsp salt


Directions:
- Put all the ingredients together in the cooking pot.
- Cook until it boiled.
- It's ready to be served.

Banana & Pumpkin Kolak
(Kolak Pisang dan Labu)

Kolak has a wonderful fragrance from the pandan leaf. It tasted sweet and creamy. A good comfort for an afternoon tea time :)

44 comments:

  1. I love sweet desserts like this for tea! Kolak sounds a bit like the Malaysian bubur cha cha... =D

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  2. bangsar-babe: It's a nice sweet dessert, ya? :)

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  3. Selby That sounds incredible.I bet it is just delicious!

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  4. What a beautiful dessert. I would have never thought of bananas and pumpkin together but I'm sure they compliment each other beautifully. Great idea for tea.
    Sam

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  5. Mmm, that looks so tasty! I looooove coconut milk!

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  6. donna-ffw: Yes, it's delicious indeed :)

    sam: Hopefully, you can try to make it someday :)

    mica: Hehehe... I know.. I know... ;)

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  7. what a treat! I should be mad at you because where am I going to get dome of this?

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  8. doggybloggy: Hehehe... should try to cook it by yourself ;)

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  9. just like our very own version of sweet soups aka tong sui.

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  10. Wow Selby! That looks so delicious!

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  11. msian food n indo food is starting to be to hv a lot of familiarities ..
    and thanks to you, for persistently bloggin abt indo food, i get to knw so many dishes!

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  12. I have not heard of this before. It looks absolutely delicious.

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  13. I'm just dying to come to your house and just EAT!

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  14. Mmm... that sounds like a delicious dessert with banana and pumpkin!

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  15. This is interesting, I never know all this ingredients can add up as a dessert. Would love to try it out ourselves. But some ingredients doesn't seem to be available in the UK. Would try it out when we're back in KL! Thanks for the recipe!

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  16. Always great dish that I've never seen before. Looks good.

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  17. j2kfm: Tong sui? Cute name :)

    pisang goreng: Pengat? Hehehe… more cuter than tong sui! ;)

    the ungourmet: It is indeed ;)

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  18. TNG: Ya lor… especially the malay and Chinese food, hehehe…

    mary: Maybe you can try to make it someday for an afternoon tea :)

    laveena: You can make it ;)

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  19. undonfidentialcook: Come over, we’ll be happy to serve it for you :)

    5 star foodie: Yes, banana and pumpkin.. yummmm :)

    sugar bean: Hopefully, you’ll have a chance to make it :)

    helene: *big grin*

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  20. looks like a real energy giver! i should eat this b4 my run!

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  21. cumi&ciki: Good idea, to boost the energy and sugar level ;)

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  22. looks delicious!! i never tried banana with pumpkin dessert before, i bet this taste great!!

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  23. sakaigirl: You gotta try it ;)

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  24. Ooh that looks very very good. I'm back in my hometown for the long weekend... gonna try and persuade my mom to do this too... :D

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  25. Delicious- it's like a fruit soup!

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  26. LFB: Nice... hopefully you mom will cook it ;)

    monica: Yes, like a fruit soup :)

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  27. Sounds like it would be very tasty! Yum!

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  28. wow.... something interesting.....

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  29. What a yummilicious dessert! Did your mom cook the pumpkin seeds as well? I saw some white seeds floating in the dessert.

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  30. oh, this looks good. this is very similar to what we have in our country that's called "ginataan" or "binignit" (in my dialect). Yum!

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  31. Looks delicious, I would love to try it!

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  32. finsmom: Hi Finsmom, thanks for dropping by my blog, please drop by again :)

    food paradise: Hehehe… yup…

    food for tots: Yes, my mom also cooked the pumpkin seeds, she likes to eat it too, coz’ it’s like kuaci ;)

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  33. jescel: Interesting… I like to learn more about ginataan and binignit :)

    sara: It’s easy to make ;)

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  34. gimme, gimme, gimme more... :D


    kyh@ http://soleilian.com

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  35. kyh: LOL, ok... ok... don't worry... *gives a bowl of kolak* ;)

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  36. looks really delicious. Luv the addition of banana and pumpkin, yums

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  37. noobcook: Hehehe... yes! ;)

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  38. I've not heard of this dessert, but it looks interesting and tasty. Almost like a fruit soup/stew and I certainly love banana, pumpkin and coconut.

    I may be coming to Indonesia this year on a trip so I will have to make a note to keep my eye out for it if I do.

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  39. lori: You are coming to Indonesia? That's great! Hopefully, you will have the chance to try our authentic food especially the desserts which are usually made from coconut milk :)

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  40. how are you Selba? i've got a question about the bananas used in this kolak. what kind was that? kepok? tanduk? raja?

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  41. pizza smizza: Hi there... nice to see you in here again :) Well, mostly all kind bananas can be used in kolak; but for this kolak, I used pisang kepok but then it all back to preference. In Jakarta, people usually use pisang uli or pisang tanduk (but fyi, pisang tanduk is more expensive). In Bandung, the preference is using pisang uli for kolak. As for pisang raja, people hardly use it for kolak because pisang raja is considered as the most expensive banana.

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