About Kolak Pisang ( Banana Compote )
Kolak Pisang ( Banana Compote )is a food made from banana as the main ingredient. Other additives are coconut milk and brown sugar. This food is very nutritious because bananas contain ingredients that are very beneficial to the body. The benefits of bananas are high in fiber that is good for digestion and heart health. Bananas also contain Vitamin B6 which works for the production of insulin, hemoglobin, essential amino acids and antibodies so it is very good for people with diabetes mellitus.
Bananas also contain high Vitamin C which serves as an important antioxidant that neutralizes harmful free radicals in the body and is good for skin health as well. This is also good for anemia because they contain high iron which is useful in the formation of red blood cells. In addition, bananas also contain some minerals that work for the growth of bones, teeth, and hair.
Kolak Pisang is a very popular food community. This food is very popular to break the fast, especially in the month of fasting. It’s sweet, and a little savory in the presence of coconut milk. The smell is also very fragrant because of added pandanus leaves.
2. The ingredients used in cooking a Kolak Pisang:
- 1 bunch of Banana Kepok,
- 150 grams brown sugar,
- coconut milk from 1 coconut,
- Sugar to taste, Salt to taste,
- 2 pieces of pandanus leaves.
Step to make a Kolak Pisang: Remove the banana skin, cut to size according to taste. Prepare the aluminum pot, put the banana slices. Add the brown sugar and water until the banana is submerged. Add salt to taste and stir well. Add the pandanus leaves. Heat using low heat. Stir until boiling and brown sugar dissolves perfectly. Reduce the heat on the stove. Add coconut milk and stir well. If less sweet can be added sugar according to taste. Wait until it boils. 10 Banana Kolak is ripe and ready to serve.
How to serve Kolak Pisang: Serve the Kolak Pisang in a bowl. Complete with a tablespoon. Very suitable to eat fasting time.