MasBar - PISANG RAI (Balinese Boiled Banana with Grated Coconut)

by - Friday, July 30, 2010

I’ve missed MasBar event twice (or more? ;p), so I need to get back on the right track. This month’s theme is quite interesting, Banana. Banana is one of staple ingredients for Indonesian traditional snacks; the most popular one is Pisang Goreng (Fried Banana). In my family, the second most favorite one is Pisang Rebus or Pisang Kukus (steamed banana). For Masbar entry, I come across with Pisang Rai (Balinese Boiled Banana with Grated Coconut). I made this Balinese traditional snack when I was home couples of month ago - hence, all I need to do are only writing the recipe and editing the photos :D.

This is my very first time making Pisang Rai that I follow all the suggested instructions and ingredients in the cookbook - except (may be) for the kind of the banana used. The cookbook suggest to use Pisang Raja (if I translate it loosely into English it’ll be: King Banana, LOL!) and Pisang Kepok Tua. I used banana whose picture you can see below – I don’t know what it’s called, anyone? Indonesian fellows? I can only call it: this/that banana, hehehe (poor vocabulary mastery :p). In Indonesia, a kind of banana can have some names (Indonesian name, Javanese name, Sumatran name, etc etc etceteraaaa…. *dizzy* --> you know lah, Indonesia has thousands of islands with numerous ethnics of people with different regional languages. But that’s the beauty possessed by Indonesia :D). I got the recipe from my cookbook collection: Jajanan Kaki Lima khas Bali” by Linda Carolina Brotodjojo.



PISANG RAI
Balinese Boiled Banana with Grated Coconut


Ingredients:
4 ripe bananas (pisang raja, pisang kepok tua, or you can use plantain)
Water, to boil the bananas (for this one, use your “feeling-o-meter” :D)
100 gram grated coconut, steamed with a pinch of salt (peel the brown outer layer)
4 pandan leaves or screwpine leaves, knotted
Salt to taste

Batter:
70 gram rice flour
70 ml water
½ tsp sugar
Salt to taste

Instructions:
Bring to boil water, add in salt and knotted screwpine leaves. Meanwhile, make the batter: mix well rice flour, water, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Put the peeled bananas into the batter. Coat the bananas with the batter evenly then transfer them into the boiling screwpine leaves water. Boil the bananas until done and floating. Coat the cooked bananas with steamed grated coconut evenly and cut as you desire. Enjoy!

Note: I got confused too about the exact measurement of the water for boiling the bananas. In the cookbook, it’s only stated: water, to boil the bananas (???). So, I used my feeling-o-meter :D.



Pisang Rai is good to be enjoyed both warm and (according to me) chilled :D. If you like it sweet, you can sprinkle it with sugar before it’s served. It’s the tea or coffee time’s perfect mate.


Have a great weekend, my sweet fellows!

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30 comments

  1. Love your pictures :a: Always as beautiful.I must bookmark this as I have banana trees at home so I can make as many as I wish... :d:

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  2. @Anncoo: Thanks a lot Ann :D. Wow, love to hear that you have your own banana tree at home. It's so fun, eh? We can make pisang goreng anytime we want hehehehe LOL!

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  3. :h:
    timakasih tabong entry masbar nya

    sampai jumpa di masbar berikutnya yaa :d:

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  4. They look so pretty! :h: I love using plantains, but they usually turn yellow and sweet before I get around to use them. This recipe is perfect! My bananas don't have any bananas on them at the moment. (So I use the leaves a lot)

    Love your photos! :b:

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  5. :d:
    tabong gasong..
    aku datang mengicip pisang rai-mu..hihihihi

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  6. hi tata, i tend to 'charaben' foodstuff. this i saw eskimo cutie with thick furcoat hat! another idea to use grated coconut to deco food. yah! i love banana, wish i can sample them! hehe..

    btw, are those bunga melur?

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  7. Fabulous pictures! You can make your own cookbook Ta ... Looks very pro and delicious. Salah deh malam-malam ke blogmu hihihi :)

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  8. Tabong, podo kr Rurong gawe Pisang Rai yooo.
    Ijolan kr Es Pallu Butungku

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  9. apa ini ta? ak rasanya belom pernah makan.. hehehe. anyway, your pictures getting more and more gorgeous everyday deh! :d:

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  10. I've not seen this before. It looks really interesting and is really pleasing to the eyes. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Your pisang looked really delicious!!!! :c:

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  12. MMMM, this sounds (and looks) delicious! We're going to have to give it a try. :)

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  13. Breathtaking photos, Ta-- you are so talented. And as coconut and banana are faves of mine, this post was dreamily yum to read and look at!!

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  14. @Masak Bareng: Okeong, tabong senangong sekaliong berpartisipasiong, ditungguong yoooong :D

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  15. @Lyndsey: Thanks a lot Lyndsey :D. Ha ha ha, hope my best for your bananas that don't have any bananas at the moment :D

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  16. @deeTha H: Okeong, silahkan mencicipi pisangnya tapi jangan rai-ku, hahahaha ^^v

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  17. @anna2003: Thanks a lot Karen, you get a charaben hypnotize LOL :D. That's called Bunga Kamboja here or Plumerie in English. Do you call it Bunga Melur? :D

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  18. @Mbak Lia: Thanks a bunch Mbak Lia. Hehehe, Mbak Lia ade2 aje deh, masih jauuuuuuuh kaleeeee hihihi. Btw, thanks buat do'anya, ku amini aja :D

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  19. @Indonesia-Eats: Iyong Mbak Pepong... Ayoooo ijolaaaan, tapi isik pora? Aku telat iki tekane :D

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  20. @Momon: Makasih Momon :D. Hehehehe, belum pernah nyoba ya? Aku juga kali pertama nih Mon, rasanya enak kok. Ini pisang rebus berlapis tepung gitu (kayak pisang goreng cuma direbus) trus dibalut ato ditaburin sama parutan kelapa kukus :D

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  21. @Mary: Many thanks Mary :D. Yup, you can give it a try :D

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  22. @Angeleyes: Thanks Alice :D. You can sample it from the monitor hehehehe ^^v

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  23. @Kuusou: Yeayyy!!!! Thanks a lot Kuusou. Don't forget to send me some of your Pisang Rai then :D

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  24. @bentobird: Many thanks Jenn. Thanks for always encouraging me :D

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  26. what beautiful recipe.j love your blog.i'm going to suppurt you

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  27. @Josh: Thanks for including my blog!

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  28. @Lucy: Grazie Lucy! Amore per avere la vostra visita qui :D

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  29. The pisang rai looks so delicious with grated coconut, one of my favourite food! And I like that young banana leaf bud photo so much! You are such a good photographer too! :b:

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  30. @Kids Dream Work: Thanks for your nice words Ai Ping :D. You made my chicks blushing hehehe

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