Wednesday, September 24, 2008

KETUPAT (COMPRESSED RICE PACKET)


It's almost Raya time, and this cooked rice in coconut casing, Ketupat, is one of the featured dish in the Raya repertoire. Cooking the rice is a simple affair that consists of boiling the rice in coconut milk, that has been slightly salted.

It's weaving the casing that is at the heart of making the Ketupat. My mom's little helpers (diminutive in size) from Indonesia make them occasionally with leaves plucked from the coconut trees in the garden; using just 2 leaves to make one casing...

WEAVING THE CASING

Didn't get it the first time 'round? Here we go again...

FILLING THE CASING
Fill the casing with rice at half its volume

COOKING THE KETUPAT
Pile the filled Ketupat onto a wok, and fill them with coconut milk (from 1½ grated coconut) with 2 tsp. of salt added.

Simmer for 45 minutes or until the milk runs dry.
Let the Ketupat cool before cutting.

Then serve...
... with curry or your Satay.


4 comments:

adrian said...

Kong Kay, great post! I especially like the step-by-step pictorial to weaving the ketupat casing. Lucky you for having dimunitive helpers to make em for ya. Perhaps i'll have satay for dinner tonight, along with ketupats.

Kong-Kay said...

thanks, adrian. perhaps one of the prerequisites when hiring any helpers next time?

Anonymous said...

wow , that's complete way to help me to make ketupat . anyway , thanks bro !

Kong-Kay said...

if you are into weaving, have fun!

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