Saturday, October 29, 2011

Binignit Recipe

This coming All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day, Filipinos are fond of cooking native delicacies and share it to their relatives and friends and for some offer it to the souls of their loved ones.

Binignit or ginataan in Tagalog or Tabirak in vernacular is one of the most popular recipes made from root crops, fruits, and other sweet goodies and cooked in coconut milk.

  • 1 cup glutinous-rice flour
  • 1/3 cup  water
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  •  1/2 cup sugar  
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded jackfruit, preferably sweet preserves
  • 1 medium kamote (yam or sweet potato), cubed
  • 2 small gabi (taro root), cubed
  • 4 ripe saba, peeled and sliced diagonally

  1. Combine rice flour with 250 ml water and form into small balls. 
  2. Place the coconut milk in a casserole and bring to a boil, then add the sago, sweet potato, taro and other root crops you may have. 
  3. Cook for 5 minutes, then add the banana, jackfruit and rice balls.
  4. Stir in sugar and salt.
  5. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until all the fruit and root crops are cooked and all the rice ball float to the surface. Stir frequently . 
  6. Ladle out servings into individual bowls. Serve warm.

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