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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 because it is flavored with a paste made from the pandan.



  1. Grind pandan leaves finely, mix with water or just use pandan paste. Grate the coconut, put aside.
  2. Mix Glutinous Rice Flour and Sagoo Flour until well mixed, add pandan paste and a little water. Mix well with hand until it formed a soft green dough. make Make sure that the dough is not to hard, if necessary add a bit more of water.
  3. Form a little balls shape with 2-3 cm diameter, push it with your finger to make a small hole, fill it with palm sugar, close it again and form a ball.
  4. Boil a lot of water in a big stock pot. Put the little balls one by one in the boiling water. Cook for about 5 minutes until they emerge on the surface of the boiling water. Take them out and drain.
  5. Sprinkle or rolled the balls on shredded coconut.