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Traditional Indonesian food: KLEPON

Klepon is one of Indonesians’ favorite traditional sweets. They love to accompany them with a cup of tea. The green dough is made from glutinous rice flour mixed with normal rice flour,and has the palm sugar filling. The outer layer is covered with shredded coconut. When you bite this delight, the filling inside breaks and melts in your mouth.

Recipe: Klepon

This sweet is very easy to prepare, Klepon is nothing sticky and is very manageable. However, you have to be very patient in putting the filling in and making sure the ball is well sealed. Surely, after making some, you’ll have taken the trick!

Traditional Indonesian food: Klepon

🍽️ Klepon: Ingredients (serving for 22-24 pieces)

For the dough:

  • 100g glutinous rice flour
  • 25g plain rice flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 100ml warm water
  • 5 drops of “pandan” leaf essence or green dye

For filling:

  • Palm sugar

For the layer:

  • Shredded coconut

👨🏼 🍳 Klepon: Steps to follow for its elaboration

• Step 1:

Prepare the filling: cut brown sugar into small pieces.

• Step 2:

Prepare the dough: Mix glutinous rice flour, rice flour, salt, water, and pandan leaf essence well.

• Step 3:

Put the filling in the pasta. Take 2/3 small tablespoons of the pasta, form like a ball and flatten it well. Place some filling inside. Close it well and place the balls separately on a board.

• Step 4:

Bring plenty of water to a boil in a saucepan. Boil the balls for about 10 minutes.

• Step 5:

Place a drainer on top to steam the shredded coconut as well.

• Step 6:

Place the cooked shredded coconut on a plate.

👉 drain the balls well, pass them through the shredded coconut and 👌…

Remember that you can also write to [email protected] if you need help planning your trip to Indonesia.

Selamat makan semuanya! 😋 ⠀


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Article author

Born in Valencia (Spain), his professional career has always revolved around the tourism sector. He studied tourism degree and later specialized in digital tourism marketing.

After working in various travel agencies. In 2018, he was a beneficiary of an Indonesian government scholarship to study at one of the most prestigious universities in the country. After specializing in the destination and having traveled and lived in various areas of Indonesia, he joined our team in early 2020.

Fernando is passionate about surfing and extreme sports. He’s the first to sign up for a trip, always looking for new adventures!

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