Sunday, August 14, 2016

Cempedak Bijan Hitam Goreng/Fried

In my previous recipe (Malaysian Banana Fritters) I spoke about simplicity. Then in the other Malaysian dessert (Malaysian Banana Flambe), I briefly touched on alcohol and my hay years with it. Today, l shall introduce another Malaysian kuih-muih (Kuih KosuiKuih Sagu Kukus & Pulut Inti), simply said a sweet snack or perhaps can be considered as a dessert. Now, before anything else, lets get to know cempedak which sorry to say does not have an English name, yet it is the cousin sister or if you like, call it the cousin brother, uncle or auntie of Jackfruit.

To extract the edible pulps/cempedak, it is pretty much as messy as Jackfruit whether you buy the smallest or biggest fruit. I bought a medium cempedak and extracted about 12 pulps of various sizes instead of opting for the ones already removed from the fruit and sold in packets. The other easiest option of snacking into the already fried/goreng cempedak is of course, obviously, buying some from the road side hawker stalls for a couple of dollars. Still, whatever, nonetheless, for those of you who want a hands on experience of making cempedak goreng given a slight twist with bijan hitam/black sesame seeds and fried in clean oil instead of recycled over and over, this is the home style crispy fried fabulous Malaysian snack.

12 cempedak pulps
1/2 cup wheat or all purpose flour
1/3 cup corn flour
1/3 cup rice flour
2 tsp bijan hitam/black sesame seeds
A pinch of baking powder
A pinch of salt
Water - as needed
Oil - as needed

Add the three types of flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
Pour water bit by bit inside and whisk together for a smooth consistency batter.
Stir in sesame seeds.
Drop in the pulps.
Gently stir.
Scoop the pulp one by one and fried in heated oil.

Drain off excess oil and tuck in.
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  1. I know I will love this.... Never saw this fruit here... Will try with jackfruit...lovely one

  2. Never seen this dish, looks yum
    Keep in touch

  3. Wish I could simply reach in and grab one to try!

  4. I never knew about this fruit before.....looks so tempting and lovely :)

  5. Looks like jackfruit...must be very tasty!!

  6. yummy...can i drop by for a bite. LOL batter always not crunchy :(

  7. I would have surely have eaten all of these.. #cravings.. :D
    So delicious and easy to make .. Thanks fr sharing

  8. we call it passponas in konkani. One of my family's favorite. but never thought you could make such delicious dish with it. thank you for sharing :-)

  9. There used to be lots of hawkers selling these fritters in the old days but I rarely see them anymore. Great homemade dish! xoxo

  10. Oh the fruit looks so lunch like jackfruit though I want to know if those pulps have seeds in them like in jackfruit.. we prepare something similar using jackfruit and I can imagine how good these fritters tasted.. yumm!


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