Friday, August 12, 2011

Red & White on Indonesia Independence Day - Kolang kaling Compote

Alhamdulillah, all praises to Allah who has given us a chance to meet Ramadhan again this time. Hope Allah will always give us health to fast in Ramadhan. Amiin. 

On August 17, we will be celebrating Indonesia Independence Day. I am more than happy to feature this Kolang-Kaling Compote or Manisan Kolang-Kaling for the special day with red and white theme.
Hey, do you see the badge above ? Lubna Karim, my dear fellow foodie blogger who has been very kind running Joy from Fasting to Feasting IV event, has invited all foodie blogger to join the event. Just as I promised to her, I'll join the event for sure !

(Homemade) Kolang-kaling compote / Manisan kolang-kaling

Kolang-kaling is the immature fruits of sugar palm tree. There are some processes before kolang-kaling safe to be consumed. Start with boiling the fruits to harden the soft jelly like flesh, squeezed out using sticks, soaked and washed in several changes of water for few days. Then the hard flesh called kolang-kaling was ready for market.

Since kolang-kaling easily found during Ramadhan, please don't hesitate to try this recipe with kolang-kaling as the main ingredient. We also could make appetizer with kolang-kaling such as kolak, compote or mix it with some other fruits and shredded ice for iftar.

Ingredients :
- 500 gr kolang kaling
- 5 kaffir lime leaves, teared
- 2 pandan leaves, knotted
- 200 gr sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon food coloring (red)
- 1 liter water

Syrup :
- 300 gr sugar
- 500 ml water
- 2 cm cinnamon bark
- 2 pandan leaves, knotted
- 1/8 teaspoon salt

How to :

1. Rinse kolang-kaling with clean water. Drain
2. Bring water, kolang-kaling, kaffir lime leaves and pandan to boil.
3. Add sugar and food coloring. Cook kolang-kaling until water is reduced and kolang-kaling turned red. Remove from the heat. Rinse with clean water and drain.
4. SYRUP, in a saucepan, bring to boil all the ingredients until slightly thick.
5. Add in kolang-kaling and cook over low heat until the water almost runs out. Remove from the heat.
6. Let it cool. Place in a sealed container and refrigerate.

(Homemade) Kolang-kaling compote / manisaan Kolang-kaling

Bahasa Indonesia

Bahan :
- 500 gr kolang kaling
- 5 lembar daun jeruk, buang tulang daunnya
- 2 lembar daun pandan, buat simpul
- 200 gr gula pasir
- 1/2 sdt pewarna makanan merah
- 1 liter air

Sirup :
- 300 gr gula pasir
- 500 ml air
- 2 cm kayu manis
- 2 lembar daun pandan
- 1/8 sdt garam

Cara :

1. Cuci bersih kolang kaling. Tiriskan.
2. Rebus air, kolang kaling, daun jeruk dan daun pandan sampai mendidih.
3. Masukkan gula pasir dan pewarna. Masak sampai kolang kaling berwarna merah dan airnya meresap. Angkat dan tiriskan. Cuci bersih. Tiriskan.
4. SIRUP, rebus air, gula pasir, kayu manis, daun pandan dan garam sampai kental.
5. Masukkan kolang kaling. Masak di atas api kecil sampai airnya hampir habis / tinggal sedikit dan mengental.
6. Angkat dan sajikan dingin.



  1. Assalamualaikum.
    Waaah...mbak udah nyetor niy. Cuakeeepp mbak Tika. Kapan ya aku bisa punya foto kayak gini. Kalo boleh tau Mbak pake kamera apa dengan lensa berapa?

    Mbak aku sekalian minta izin ya link blognya mbak aku taruh di blog. Makasih sebelumnya.

  2. Wa'alaikum salam Hesti :)
    Makasih ya...Foto ini saya pakai cam Canon Rebel XS dan lensa Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro.
    Wah...terima kasih mau link blog saya...silakan :)

  3. Manisan kolang-kaling is so perfect for iftar time. My mom likes to make it :D. Btw, Mbak Tika I have already submitted the homework to post red and white themed food for celebrating our national Independence Day :D. Thanks for arranging the event, it's so cool!

  4. belated wishes to u and u r country....that's an awesome gesture to the recipe...looks delish...Thank u for sending it down to Joy from fasting to feasting - IV.....

  5. Sooo drool-worth, enak banget buat buka puasa... haishh baru jg saur...☺ salam kenal tika


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