This year I making my own ketupat daun palas (It is made from glutinous rice that has been wrapped in a woven fan palm (Licuala) pouch and boiled). I was lucky met a makcik (auntie) in pasar (wet market) and she was so kind taught me how to make this ketupat daun palas. She also showing me on the spot how to wrap the ketupat pouch. This daun palas only cost me RM 2.00 (USD0.60) which can make around 35 ketupat.
See the leaf of daun palas before and after open, it can be open so widely! I slice into two pieces as i prefer smaller size of ketupat. The leaves need to open and wipe clean as you will find some hairy husks.
You also need to roll them up to make the leaf more flexible and easy to wrap.
Stuff the ketupat pouch with half cooked glutinous rice.
After a series of twisted and turned, here were the finished ketupat daun palas i made.
cooked ketupat palas
Ketupat daun Palas
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
400g glutinous rice
1 and ¼ cup of coconut milk
1. Cook rice, coconut milk and salt in a rice cooker or steam the rice till half cooked.
2. Fill in half cooked rice into ketupat pouch and wrap accordingly.
3. Boiled ketupat in hot water over low heat for 1-2 hours.
4. Drain and let it cool down for several hours before serve.
I managed to capture a video when makcik showing how to wrap the ketupat pouch...
Eventhough this was my 1st time making ketupat palas, i was satisfied with the taste and perfect when serve this with Beef rendang or Chicken rendang , YUM YUM!!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my Muslim readers Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri Maaf Zahir dan batin, drive safely when balik kampung ! For non-Muslims, Happy Holidays!