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07th May, 2019 16:41 IST

The holy month of Ramadan began with a lot of enthusiasm and harmony. In fact, every country has a special way of celebrating this festival and here's an Indonesian dish that will make your Iftar party even more interesting--Kolak. This traditional delicacy will sway your heart as soon as you take a bite. Moreover, as you break your day-long fast with a luxurious meal, it needs to end with a delectable dessert. This iconic dessert recipe is prepared using coconut milk, bananas, sweet potatoes, and palm sugar to give it the unique and lip-smacking taste that will make you fall in love. Serve this after iftar during Ramadan and get ready to be showered with loads of compliments on your culinary skills. Other than Ramadan, you can also prepare this delicious Indonesian recipe for other occasions like kitty parties, potlucks, or even buffets and birthday parties. The unique blend of ingredients will surprise everyone. It’s super easy to make and only takes half an hour to prepare. So, get your ingredients ready and follow us through this easy recipe to make the dessert that will win hearts for sure. If you enjoy this recipe, you might also like Umm Ali, Double ka Meetha, or Rava Kheer.


2 cup coconut milk

1 banana

1 medium sweet potato

80 gm palm sugar

80 gm palm fruit

0 water as required

How to make Kolak

Step 1

To prepare this delicious dessert, start by taking a pot over medium flame and boil water along with palm fruit in it for about 15-20 minutes. Then, take out the palm fruit and add the sweet potatoes and boil for 10 minutes or till they become tender.

Step 2

Strain the water and wash the potatoes and palm fruit under cold water. In the same pot, pour the coconut milk and bring it to a boil. When it starts to boil, add the palm fruit and palm sugar in it. Stir till the sugar is completely dissolved.

Step 3

Finally, chop the bananas into small pieces and add them to the pan along with the sweet potatoes. Stir and bring it to a boil again.

Step 4

Then, turn off the flame and transfer the dessert to a serving bowl. Enjoy the delectable Indonesian dessert!

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