Sunday, August 14, 2016

Cempedak Goreng Rangup

Cempedak Goreng Rangup. Like Pisang Goreng. Almost in fact. Only maybe the fruit. Pisang goreng is crispy fried banana cased in crispy batter. And cempedak goreng is cempedak, if I am not mistaken the aunty or uncle of jack fruit, also cased in a crispy batter after frying. My Cempedak Goreng on the other hand? The traditional frying of cempedak given a tiny bit of new lease of food and dessert life. Why?  I added black sesame seeds in the batter mixture prior to dipping cempedak and frying. Not bad right? Most probably. After all, like I always tell you, we don't have cook like others. We can actually set our selves apart. Even in cooking mind you. In which Malaysian food category must cempedak goreng rangup be placed? Of course alongside our, the rest of our kuih-muih/local delicacies (Malaysian Banana Flambe, Pulut Inti, Wajik Pulut, Pumpkin Sago DessertKuih Kosui & Kuih Buah Melaka). Of course, I can go on, and on, and on, and quote the rest of our local delicacies, then again? Cempedak Goreng Rangup. Natural burst of cempedak sweetness inside and like I have already told you, crispy crunchy batter outside.

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.


  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!

  11. Yummy Lioks amazing and easy to make thanks. Need to try their recipe.


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