Sunday, August 14, 2016

Cempedak Goreng

Cempedak is not exactly jackfruit. It is actually a kind of jackfruit. Looks almost the same but does not taste the same. That's pretty much my explaining because sincerely, I really don't know how else to explain what is cempedak. Maybe the visuals of cempedak I have attached will ring the bell on which is the fruit I am referring to and also, I really can't speak on behalf of any of you if cempedak is available in other parts of the world. But I can definitely vouch that we in Malaysia (Malaysian Banana Flambe, Pulut Inti, Kuih Kosui, Malaysian Chinese Jelly, Mandarin Orange Marmalade & Pumpkin Sago Dessert) or maybe those of you in other Asian countries are familiar with cempedak. For us Malaysians, we either eat this sweet and smelling quite nice fruit just by itself or the other is batter crispy coating frying. My this version, of course I like to keep my recipes somewhat different, I mean why shouldn't we allow our cooking invention imagination to run wild (Coconut Red Bean Ice CreamPineapple Tarts, Rose Sago Gula Melaka, Honeydew Sago Dessert, Mango Coconut Jelly, Malaysian Poached Pear, Fried Apple Fritters, Pandan Coconut Panna Cotta, Pandan Milk Jelly & White Fungus Ginkgo Nuts)? Why not, you tell me? Must we always replicate others or slyly copy and then blow our own trumpets? Not me though. I think you should already know me by now, if you don't, its never too late, otherwise, its your choice and not mine. Alright, enough said I suppose, recipe is attached, you go ahead and do whatever you like with my version of cempedak goreng with black sesame seeds/bijan hitam. 

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!

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


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