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Kolak Pisang (Banana Kolak)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Kolak is an Indonesian dessert made with palm sugar, coconut milk and pandanus leaf. When banana is added, it is called kolak pisang.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 2 plantains (ripe)
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 6 oz. palm sugar , cut in small pieces
  • 1 sweet potato (optional)
  • 6 oz. palm fruit (optional)
  • 4 pandan leaves
  1. Boil the palm fruit in water for about 15 minutes or until it is soft.
  2. Optional: Peel, and dice the sweet potatoes in 1-inch (2,5cm) cubes. Boil for about 10 minutes or until tender.

  3. Strain the fruits in a colander and pour some cold water to stop the cooking.
  4. In the same pot, bring the coconut milk to a boil and stir.
  5. Add the palm fruits and the palm sugar. Keep stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Add 4 tied pandan leaves. Stir well.
  7. Cut the plantains into ½-inch (2,5cm) segments and add into the pan with the sweet potatoes (optional). Stir well.

  8. Return to a boil, then turn off the heat and serve it into individual bowl.