This is one of my favorite snack.
This snack will always remind me to my childhood.
We call it 'ketan biru'
Ketan means glutinous rice in Bahasa.
And biru means blue.
Kembang telang is well known as natural food coloring.
It's made from steamed glutinous rice.
To get blue color I use fresh kembang telang.
And roasted soya powder as a topping.
Here they are the ingredients...
To make 'ketan biru' we need :
- 250 grams glutinous rice
- 150 ml coconut milk
- 50 ml blue water
- 1 tea spoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 pcs pandan leaves
So many Indonesian food use pandan (Pandanus amaryllifolius) to increase the food flavor and as a natural food coloring.
First, we should soak the rice in the cool water for a night.
Then wash the rice on the flowing water and drain it.
To make blue water, we need 10 pcs fresh kembang telang flowers.
If we use dry flowers, we have to use more flowers about 30 - 40 pcs.
Pour the boiling water on the flowers.
Wait for about 10 - 30 minutes and strain it.
If you want darker blue color, you can add the flowers.
Cook the rice, pandan leaves, blue water and coconut milk on the pan in the medium heat, stir well.
Add sugar and salt, then continue to stir well.
If the water is up and the rice is fairy dry, remove from the stove.
Put the rice into the dish or saucepan, then steam it for about 30-45 minutes.
I make white and blue rice, cause my daughter doesn't like blue rice.
She is prefer to white rice.
If the rice is cooked, put it on the serving dish.
Then sown it with soya powder.
The special dish is ready to be served...
Please enjoy the dish from far away.
Have a wonderful weekend with the 'blue'