Indonesia – Ketupat


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by Shehroz Gill

Ketupat is a very unique dish and looked so different due to its packing and serving. It is a dish of rice that is packed in palm leaves and made like a pouch. It acts as a container of leaves. It is named a PACKED RICE. This dish is very easy to make but looks very attractive. There are different dishes which is It is served as a staple food. There are different types of similar dishes that are

  • Lontong
  • Bakchang

ORIGINATION

This dish is originated in INDONESIA. Some of the people thought that this dish is originated in BRUNEI, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, and THAILAND.

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

  • Ketupat
  • kupat
  • tipat

SERVE WITH

  • Rendang
  • opor ayam
  • sayur labu
  • sambal goreng hati
  • satay
  • gado-gado
  • ketupat sayur
  • kupat tahu

JAVANESE CUISINE

Javanese dishes are often recognizable by taste because it is sweeter than in other parts of Indonesia. Javanese people want to know the strength, sweetness, sourness, salt, and sweet taste of any dish according to the culture of neighboring countries. The general or general pain of eating should be bitter and hot. A lighter version of these dishes is popular in Singapore and nearby Malaysia, but Indonesia has developed excellent dishes such as fruit and knives.

JAVANESE LANGUAGE

The Javanese language was originally spoken as the mother tongue of more than 68 million people living on the island of Java. Australia has the largest number of speakers, Javanese has many indigenous languages and the domestic style is clearly different. The latter is very different between the present skill and karma. In the absence of these questions, we use an intermediate body. Other rare forms are karma and cadet action.

LONTONG

Lontong is very similar to ketupat because it is also made with steamed rice. It is rolled in the banana leaves. and cut like a cupcake which is looked very cute and attractive to eat. It is also a staple food. In MALAYSIA, it is called “NASI HIMPIT”. This also has a similar version called AREM-AREM, filled with vegetables.

BAKCHANG

There are different types of bookings from different donor groups. The most famous are Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Hainan, and Nyonya. This is my version of Hawkins Bak Chang, which includes pork, oak, dried shrimp, mushrooms, and salted eggs. I used a pressure cooker in this recipe to reduce the cooking time is different.

STEAMED RICE

Cooked Chinese rice is really a simple and easy dish, which is the best accompaniment to any big dish. You do not need any special equipment, just a lid, and a pan with a little water to cook until the rice is done. In this dish, you can add salt or water spray to add more flavor or to make the sauce easier.

RENDANG

It is also called rendering dodging. Rendang is a rich, smooth, nutritious casserole with a unique coconut flavor and a popular meat dish. It is the most popular breed of cattle in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. Processed beef does not contain any dry matter, especially sauce. But the meat is surprisingly soft and there is a thick dough on each piece, so if you leave the meat aside, it will blend with the rice and look like a sauce.

OPOR AYAM

Upper Ayam is actually a chicken cooked in coconut milk which is one of the Indonesian dishes in Central Java. Most families celebrate Eid al-Fitr or Eid with cookies and ketupats which is rice cake in a bag with palm leaves. For regular occasions, you can visit Nasi Gadig, which offers hot chicken and white rice, Gadig, and Sambal Goring Creek.

GADO-GADO

Gado Gado is a salad that is usually made with vegetables, proteins walnut sauce, and sometimes rice. In West Java, it is called Lutek Chile or Keritok and is eaten with green vegetables. The heart of eating at bedtime is a delicious pea sauce.

AUSTRONESIAN PEOPLE

The Austronesian family is the largest in the world in terms of the number of languages and geographical distribution. The Estonian language was originally Malayalam Polynesian. The Indonesian Peninsula, the Philippines, Madagascar, and all groups in the Central and South Pacific. Most indigenous groups are from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

PUSO

Puso is one of the most delicious vegetable dishes and easy to make at home.

VARIATIONS

KETUPAT NASI

Ketupat nasi is served by wrapping simple white rice in coconut palm leaves.

KETUPAT PULUT

Ketupat pulut is served by wrapping glutinous rice in the leaves of Licuala.

HISTORY

Palm leaves starting spread in Maritime Southeast Asia, from Java, Indonesia to Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines. It was introduced first in INDONESIA by SUNAN KALIJAGA.

SIMILAR DISHES

  • Ketupat sayur
  • Kupat tahu
  • Tipat cantok

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • coconut leaves
  • rice
  • salt
  • water
  • oil

METHOD

  • take a pan
  • add water in it.
  • add salt to it.
  • boiled rice in it.
  • remove water from it.
  • add 1 tbs of oil in ti.
  • leave it for 10 minutes on steam.
  • serve it in palm leaves
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