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A bowl of jackfruit kolak
Alternative names Kolek
Course Dessert
Place of origin Indonesia
Region or state Southeast Asia
Main ingredients Palm sugar, coconut milk, pandanus leaf
Variations Kolak pisang, Kolak biji salak
  • Cookbook: Kolak
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Kolak (or kolek) is an Indonesian dessert based on palm sugar or coconut sugar, coconut milk, and pandanus leaf (P. amaryllifolius). A variation in which banana is added, is called kolak pisang or banana kolak. Other variations may add ingredients such as pumpkins, sweet potatoes, jackfruit, plantains, cassava, and tapioca pearls. It is usually served warm or at room temperature.

In Indonesia, kolak is a popular iftar dish during the holy month of Ramadan.


See also

  • Binignit, a similar dish from the Philippines

External links

  • Kolak - Banana, Sweet Potatoes, and Tapioca in Coconut Milk - description and recipe.
  • Kolak - Banana Compote in Coconut Milk - Recipe and step-by-step photos

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