Cookbook:Klepon (Indonesian Sweet Boiled Rice Cake)

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Klepon (Indonesian Sweet Boiled Rice Cake)
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Klepon (pronounced Klê-pon) is a traditional Indonesian rice cake, from Javanese cuisine. It is a boiled rice cake, stuffed with liquid gula jawa (palm sugar), and rolled in grated coconut. Klepon is green due to its pandan content.




  1. If using whole pandan leaves, grind them to a smooth paste with a little water if necessary.
  2. Combine the glutinous rice flour and sago flour until well-mixed. Stir in the pandan paste, then gradually mix in water until it forms a soft green dough.
  3. Shape the dough into small balls about 2–3 cm in diameter. Make a small hole in the balls with your finger. Fill the hole with palm sugar, and seal the dough to enclose the sugar. Gently reshape it into a ball if necessary.
  4. Boil a lot of water in a large pot. Put the little balls one by one in the boiling water. Cook for about 5 minutes until they rise to the surface.
  5. Drain the dumplings.
  6. Roll the dumplings in the shredded coconut, and serve.