Photo of the Day: 30 August 2011

Photo: happygrub PHOTO OF THE DAY 30 AUGUST Ketupat "The ketupat is one of the many Asian dumplings wrapped in leaves. This one i...

Photo: happygrub

PHOTO OF THE DAY
30 AUGUST


Ketupat

"The ketupat is one of the many Asian dumplings wrapped in leaves. This one is made of intricately woven coconut leaves and is the symbol of Eid among the Malays. The leaves itself are not eaten but the rice cake is split open and the leaves carefully peeled away. The rice cake then is eaten with savoury curries and “sambals” or spicy chutneys. After weaving the shell, its simply filled with rice and boiled for hours. A true ketupat can be kept at room temperature for weeks and not spoil. However, the yummy soft sticky ones which are usually homemade doesn’t last that long. The difference is texture is based on how much rice you put into the ketupat shell. Less rice and you get a softer sticky rice cake. More and a dense harder one results."


We all at Elements Magazine would like to wish everyone a Happy Eid Mubarak!

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