This Indonesian traditional snack can be easily found at traditional market or bakery in Central Java or Yogyakarta. I do not know why this snack is called as Nagasari. “Naga” is an Indonesian word for “dragon”. But, this sweet snack is not corresponded to dragon… 🙂
Here it is the recipe.
(servings : 25 pieces)
- 25 slices ripe plantain (approx. 0.5 cm thick)
- 2 cup of rice flour (1 cup = 200 cc)
- 1200 cc creamy coconut milk
- 6 table spoons of granulated sugar
- 1/3 tea spoon of salt
- ½ tea spoon of pandan paste
- 3 pandan leaves
- 25 sheets of banana leave or baking paper to wrap (size approx. 20 cm x 20 cm)
- Mix together rice flour, granulated sugar, salt, pandan leaves and coconut milk in a pan.
- Heat the mixture and stir it until it turns into porridge. Put it aside.
- Half the porridge. Let the first half in white colour.
- Pour pandan paste into the remaining porridge to make it green-coloured. Mix it well.
- Take 1 sheet of banana leave or baking paper, and put 1 slice of ripe plantain in the middle of the sheet.
- Pour ½ table spoon of white porridge and ½ table spoon of the green one. Wrap it well (all of the ingredient should be covered perfectly). Repeat it until the porridge and plantain are finished.
- Steam the Nagasari until cooked for about 20 minutes.