A Indonesian sweet.


  • 3 oz Corn starch
  • 6 oz Goela Djawa ( Palm Sugar )
  • 1/2 a Vanilla stick or Vanilla essence
  • 2 Cups of water
  • pinch of Salt
  • 6 oz grated fresh Coconut
  • Food colouring (optional)


Use some of the cold water to make a thin paste with the corn starch. Add the sugar, vanilla and salt to the water and boil until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the corn-starch mix. Return to the stove and simmer for a further 3 minutes. Remove the vanilla stick and pour mixture in a tray so that the liquid is about 3/4 inch deep. Leave to cool and cut in to 3/4 inch square cubes. Grate coconut flesh and add a pinch of salt. Roll cubes through the coconut and serve

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