Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nagasari

nagasari


Back in my childhood, I remember going to the wet-market with my mother and was given “nagasari” as a reward for my good behavior. This happy memory is still lingered in my mind and my dream. Now that I am living in the U.S., if I want to relive this happy childhood and want to share it with my husband and my boy, I have to cook the “nagasari” by myself.

So yesterday when I came across a recipe of “nagasari” in Primarasa recipe book, I bought all the needed ingredients and relished my happy childhood memory.

A little information about Nagasari. It is a traditional Indonesian snack that is still popular now in Indonesia. You can find “nagasari” in any wet-markets, bakery stores and even supermarkets.

Also special thank you to my friend HILDA, she sent me bananas leaves which they are hardly to find here.

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Here is the recipe,

Ingredients:
150 gram of rice flour
300 ml of thick coconut milk
500 ml of diluted coconut milk
2 pcs of pandan leaves
200 gram of sugar
½ tsp of salt
5-6 pcs of ripe plantains, half lengthwise further cut each into pcs
banana leaves for wrapping

Direction:
Dilute the rice flour with thick coconut milk. Set aside. Boiled diluted coconut milk, pandan leaves, salt, sugar until the sugar melted and the pandan leaves have released their fragrance.

Add in the diluted rice flour mixture, mix well. Heat the mixture until it is half cooked.

Lay a piece of banana leave, spread 2 tbsps of the cooked mixture in the middle of the leave, put the slice of banana in the middle of the mixture and covered it by the cooked mixture again.

Wrap the mixture with the banana leaves. You can wrap them any style you like.

Steam them with big fire about 15-20 minutes. Cool them down before serving.

Enjoy!

21 comments:

Andaliman said...

doyannnn

Sheila said...
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Resto Mariena said...

Dwi..mauuuuuuuuuu.
rajin amat ampe buat nagasari segala.
Bertahun tahun gw kalo mau buat nagasari selalu kegedean malas nya drpd niat nya. Gue minta aja dari elo deh..duhh mana tuh pisang kayaknya manis bgt.

tigerfish said...

I did not know this is the name for the snack/dessert. Thanks for sharing. I remember seeing this in some Thai dessert as well, but sometimes corn kernels are added and not bananas.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh Yummy! We have this in M'sia too.

Elsye said...

Dwi..kaykanya aku mau coba lagi resep mu...qiqiqiqiq...tapi bisa pake aluminium foil ga ? soalnya daun pisang susah carinya euy...thankss Dwi resepnyaa..:)))

Shinta said...

Mbak Dwiii.... aku juga penggemar nagasari, jadi ngiler nihh :p Thanx for the recipe, I'll try it as soon as possible!

wita said...

Dwiiii... sama2 penggemanr nagasari. Thanks udah sharing resepnya, nyatet aaah...

wita said...

Iya Dwi, kursusnya di Michael, murmer yah? dari dulu pengen ngambil baru skrg ada kesempatan. Duh, lihat lagi foto nagasarimu, jadi pengen banget! tapi mualesss

Sheila said...

Waah, emang kayaknya wabah flu nyebar ke mana2 nih. Temen2ku yg di Indo juga pada kena flu. Tahun depan harus diingetin nih kalo sekitar bulan Februari-Maret itu bulannya sakit.

Musim straberry udah lewat ya? Kebalikan dari tempatku dong. Ada sih yang jual, tapi masih asem.

paw paw said...

I *LOVE* eating this very much....
The ones U made..looks really yummy!

Retno Prihadana said...

Dahh..lama nggak bikin nagasari ini, jadi kepengeeennn

A.G said...

dragon essence tuh kl diterjemahin k inggris :D ini snak kl ada hajatan

Rita said...

Dwiiii....wah lama nih aku gak maen ke blogmu....nagasari???? hmmmm pasti enak deh, jadi kepengen bikin juga...dah luamaaa banget gak makan jajanan ini.....

Everything4sweets said...

yummm, enak nih, can I have some, please.....

ard said...

Hi there
I tried to make nagasari, also to recapture my childhood (i'm half indonesian), but both times i've tried it, the nagasari comes out way too sticky!! like glue. Sometimes it's so sticky I can't even separate it from the banana leaf. Why does this happen? Can you help?

Ardi

chumpman said...

I learnt to make something similar from a friend in China. We made it with glutinous rice and salty ingredient e.g. minced pork, dried shrimps,water chestnut and carrot. I still kept some banana leaves home, would like to make nagasari for my families, they like sweetened stuff and coconut milk

SUX said...

Hello Dwiana, hope you find yourself very good. I found your cooking diary and your photograph webpage very interesting, congratulations for your great work.

My name is Susan and I am mexican, but I am studing a patisserie course in Australia. We have an assignment of asian desserts and I saw the Nagasari in an assian desserts book and I loved the, therefore I would like to reproduce them. I need to create a little presentation about the history of the dessert but I havent been able to find any so I wanted to ask you if I could use some of the info you put in your webpage and also some pictures. If that is ok with you I can take some pictures of the ones that I made and I will send them to you so you can have a look as well.

Thank you so much!!

Susana Barrenechea

Dwiana P said...

@Susana.

Hello Susan, thank you for stopping by and letting me know about what is your doing. I clicked on your name above but it brings me to the link said "profile not available". I would like to discuss about this matter and would you please give me your email address.

thank you,
Dwiana

Sheila said...
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Sheila said...

Dwi, gue pengen nge-delete komen gue di post lo yg ini, soalnya gue pernah nulis nama eks gue .. sori ganggu ya Say.