There is no full meal without a nice dessert. Especially after eating spicy food, we often need to satisfy our sweet tooth afterwards. In Indonesia we came across a quite special looking dessert: Kelopon. Kelopon are Indonesian style rice balls, stuffed with palm sugar and coated with fresh grated coconut. They usually are made and served for birthdays or weddings, but they also go very well as dessert or snack. Their bright green color definitely is an eye-catcher and we like their sweet and salty taste.
Recipe for 10 - 12 pieces
sticky rice flour
green food color
You can best enjoy some delicious Kelopon after finishing a spicy dish of Mie or Nasi Goreng. Check out the recipe!
Place the RICE FLOUR in a mixing bowl and slowly add the COCONUT MILK. Mix the dough with your hands and stop adding coconut milk when the dough forms a ball that pulls away from the sides of the bowl, but does not stick to your hands. In the end it should feel a bit like Play-Doh. Then add some GREEN FOOD COLOR and mix the dough until it is completely green.
Heat a large pot of WATER until it starts to boil. In the meantime grate the FRESH COCONUT and mix it with about 2 pinches of SALT. Once the water boils drop the balls one by one into it. Make sure to not put too many balls at once in the pot. As soon as the balls float to the surface let them cook for 1 more minute. Note: If you cannot find fresh coconut, you can use dried one instead.
Remove the balls with a slotted spoon and put them aside to cool. Make sure to drain them well before rolling them in the coconut-salt mixture. Serve immediately and enjoy them with a nice cup of tea.