Friday, August 26, 2011

Homemade ketupat daun palas

Ketupat daun palas

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.




Ketupat daun palas



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.


Ketupat daun palas


Ketupat daun palas


Ketupat daun palas



You also need to roll them up to make the leaf more flexible and easy to wrap.

Ketupat daun palas



Stuff the ketupat pouch with half cooked glutinous rice.


Ketupat daun palas



Ketupat daun palas


After a series of twisted and turned, here were the finished ketupat daun palas i made.

Ketupat daun palas


Ketupat daun palas


cooked ketupat palas

Ketupat daun palas


Ketupat daun Palas
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
*makes 35pcs

400g glutinous rice
1 and ¼ cup of coconut milk
1tsp salt

Daun palas

Method
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...

video


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!!

Ketupat daun palas



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!

45 comments:

Amelia's De-ssert said...

wow! Sonia, your skill very good all so neat and even. I'll take 2 piece now, yum yum

Lite Home Bake said...

Selamat Hari Raya! Ada open house tak untuk cuba ketupat dan rendang tu? Pasti sedap :)

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

You are making me a little homesick. I have not eaten these since I was a kid! Love it with rendang. So nice of the makcik to show you on the spot how to wrap the ketupat. You did well trying it the first time :)

Noor Hafirdaus said...

This main dish is for raya festival especially from northern Malaysia and southern Thailand.....yes i came from Kedah and have relative at Southern Thailand too.

kitchen flavours said...

Perfectly done, Sonia! Wish I could have some right now! Have a lovely weekend and Happy Holidays to you too!

yummylittlecooks said...

Thanks for sharing! And Happy Holiday to you too :)

Anncoo said...

This is a great post Sonia! Thank you for sharing how to wrap ketupat with woven fan palm. You wrapped the ketupat perfectly :)

Chying said...

looks great!i like this kind of ketupat.yummy =)
i tried this ketupat with chicken floss filling at Thailand last time.so delicious :D
the wrapping style seems quite tough.have to practice
thanks sonia ;)

Yee Er said...

Yes, it's a wonderful post and happy weekend.

Sherleen.T said...

if there's satay source, i can eat many of these ketupat...you are amazing by wrapping the ketupat so neat and nice looking :)

Dzoli said...

Thsi dish looks like a piece of art.Dont think I can get those leafs here but sure can try with something else;)

Ah Tze said...

Sonia, your ketupat is wrapped neatly!! Thanks for sharing how to wrap it.

tigerfish said...

I enjoy dipping that in satay dipping sauce :)

shaz@feedingmykidsbetter said...

Great job :) really nice looking ketupats

Janine said...

I love love ketupats and yours look really well wrapped! I never knew so much about them besides eating them so your post is really helpful :D

Mel said...

Sonia, you are a master of the culinary and a true Malaysian too. Chinese, Malay, Indian, Western food you are good at!

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hankerie said...

That's so lovely when you meet a stranger who willing to teach you. Your ketupats are nicely wrapped. It will be wonderful if match with satay sauce for sure. Yum yum.

daphne said...

that's the best isnt it? when someone is willing to share with you the secrets and so willing to teach! lucky lady!!! and what a lovely job you have done! ;)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

You always impress me and this is amazing! How do you find time to do all that cooking and baking.... your family are truly lucky!

My Little Space said...

Nice job! I've seen this leave but didn't know they actually look so big after opening it. I should buy some the next time I see them.
Thanks for sharing.
Kristy

My Little Space said...

Btw, where's all the coconut milk goes?
Kristy

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Kristy, ok, amended the recipe.Thanks for highlight it.

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Swee San @ The Sweet Spot said...

I saw these leaves at the Ramadhan Bazaar today near my house.. but, i think i prefer buying the ready made ones. HAHA u know me la.. lazy.

ICook4Fun said...

Sonia, can I come over for your Hari Raya open house. The rendang is there with the ketupat :) I don't think I ever try this type of ketupat before. You did a wonderful job wrapping it.

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

去年我一度好想做,结果一直找不到叶子就放弃了;(

Shu Han said...

I've only tried the ketupat that's like a cube with interwoven leaves, with satay! usually rendang just comes with normal rice/ nasi lemak (just posted actually!) for me, but that looks so beautiful I want to try! thanks for sharing this!

Min said...

Yeah, waiting for my 3-day holidays, hehe. I remember I used to take this when I was small, eat them together with kaya, very yummy!

Little Corner of Mine said...

So nicely wrapped! I love this ketupat.

lena said...

impressive! Cantik betul! Appreciate your video!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Sonia, is there anything you can't do? These ketupat looks so professionally done. If I have ten thumbs, I will put them all up!!

Happy Flour said...

Aiyaya... I love ketupat. Yours is so nicely wrap up. Thumbs up!

Angie's Recipes said...

So are those also for the Dragon Boat festival? The leaves look very pretty.

Joelyn said...

my hubby very suka makan this ketupat and i have bought a "ready ketupat pack", but havent cook yet.....you are so great lah, can make this ketupat:)

angie said...

Sonia, you are great & thanks for sharing !

Jeannie said...

Wow! So impressive, you really are very talented, first time making and looks so good!

aipi said...

How pretty n intriguing ~ thanks for sharing!
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Jaleela Kamal said...

nice ,very delicious
I am also preparing thailand Sticky sweet rice, yummy.

Jaleela Kamal said...

very cute packing

Cheah said...

Gosh, you're really good with your hands. I doubt I can pick up so fast. The ketupat looks yummy and yes best to go with rendang or curry.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

What a great recipe to share at Hari Raya.... totally in the spirit of the festival. I am fascinated by the leaf...

babe_kl said...

I just learnt how to make this at work. It's really easy as compared with ketupat!

Li Shuan said...

Hi Sonia, the actual look of my ketupat kacang is what you have here-ketupat daun palas. However, Melaka Nyoynya kuih always come in the sweet type. Given my ketupat ingredients balut with the daun palas in triangle shape is exactly how ketupat kacang looks like in Melaka.

Maurice said...

What a great recipe to share at Hari Raya.... totally in the spirit of the festival. I am fascinated by the leaf...

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