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Indonesian Recipes: Dadar Gulung ( filled pancakes)

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Dadar Gulung

Dadar Gulung is one of the most popular snack in Indonesia. Dadar Indonesian literally means pancake while gulung means to roll Inside.
The pancakes are coloured green to resemble the Pandanus leaf.
Pandan is a tropical herbaceous plant with long green leaves, which can be found throughout Indonesia. It is very aromatic and has a unique taste that can be used for many Indonesian desserts, cakes and drinks. It can be purchased as a ready-to-use paste in the Asian stores.
you can use this to colour your pancakes or some green food colouring.

( How to process Pandanus leaf. )
Ingredients For your filling:

– 250 g grated coconut
– 150 grams of palm or 100 g caster sugar
– 1-3 inch cinnamon stick
– 100 ml of water
– salt to taste

For your pancakes:
– 250 g flour
– 1 eggs
– 250 ml coconut milk
– 100 ml water
– 1 teaspoon of juice of leaves or a few drops of Pandan Pandan paste if you have or regular food colouring if you want your pancakes to green of colour.
– salt to taste

Tip : use your imagination with food colouring you can even make diverent coloured patters.

Step 1:

Mix coconut, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Fry the mixture in a dry skillet over medium / low, add water. Stirring constantly for about 5 minutes or until mixture is dry.
Do not burn! Set aside and remove the cinnamon stick.

Step 2:

Blend pandan leaves with 150 ml of water, squeeze the pulp, then sieve the water. If you use food coloring, pandan paste or choose not to colour your pancakes, skip this step.

Step 3:

To make pancakes:

Combine flour, eggs, pandan paste, coconut milk, salt water with the rest.
Beat well until a smooth paste, like making pancake mix. When ready, prepare a nonstick frying pan and pour a tablespoon 3 tablespoons batter into pan. Make sure the pan is covered with dough so that it becomes a fine cake. Fry for a minute, turn the pancake over and fry for a minute.

Step 4:

Place 2 tablespoons of coconut filling on the edge of the pancake.

Turn once and then fold in the left and right sides, then roll.

Now in Indonesia they would say ” Selamat makan “  which means;

                               ” Enjoy your meal”

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