Almost the end of Ramadan (a holy month for Moslem's people) and I miss my parent so bad, wish I can visit and see them this year to celebrate Ied Fitri together .. but seem I can not do that this year . Well, it's not only miss them but almost miss every thing .
Yesterday afternoon I called my mom and talked to my dad for a while (well, he has a problem with his ear so he can't hear my voice clearly - so most the time I talked to my mom)- I called just to let her know how I miss them , and thanks for a present their sent for us . They sent some clothes for me and my daughter, Annisa .. ah..that's remind me about a childhood activity during this time - went to mushala for Taraweh Pray with my mom and my sisters, went to fresh market every week end , helped her to cook some food, wear a new cloth, eat a great food , play around with cousin and all family member.. GOSH .. !! that made me more and more mellow
Anyway, life must goes on .. I try to cheer my day up again .. I have a new family here.. me, my husband, my daughter .. so what's else I need ? :-)
So now I like to share one of my mom recipes and become our favorite dessert during the holy month of Ramadan and is usually served cold during Iftar ( a fasting break ) . I made this yesterday so sweet , so yummy and made me feel good after all..
Kolak - Indonesian Dessert
1 Cassava Root , peeled and cut into chunks
1 Sweet Potato, peeled, cut into chunks one
1 Plantain, cut into chunks
5 jack fruits
250 ml coconut milk
250 ml water
2 pandan leaves
3 - 5 tbsp brown sugar
1 Cinnamon stick
a pinch of salt
Heat the water until boiling, add in cassava, sweet potato. Keep cooking until casava and sweet potato are half-softened.
Add in pandan leaves, sugar, Cinnamon stick and salt. When they are cooked, pour in the coconut milk
Add in the bananas , jack fruits. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Pumpkin, Pear Tapioca, Mung beans may also be added. It is served either hot (especially if freshly cooked) or cold.