Ronde Ketan Hitam - Black Glutinous Rice Balls
Coconut sauce- 2 cups coconut milk (Indonesian: santan)- 1 pandan leaf (Indonesian: daun pandan), knotted- 2 tablespoon rice flour (Indonesian: tepung beras)- 1 tablespoon corn starch (Indonesian: tepung maizena)- 1 teaspoon sugar- 1/2 teaspoon saltMung bean paste filling- 50 gram peeled dried mung bean (Indonesian: kacang hijau kupas), soak in cold water for 1 hour- 5 tablespoon coconut milk (Indonesian: santan)- 1 pandan leaf (Indonesian: daun pandan), knotted- 25 gram sugar- 1/4 teaspoon saltRice ball skin- 125 gram white glutinous rice flour (Indonesian: tepung ketan putih)- 75 gram black glutinous rice flour (Indoensian: tepung ketan hitam)- 30 gram sugar- 1/4 teaspoon salt- 150 ml lukewarm water
Coconut sauce1. Stir together all ingredients in a sauce pot until smooth. Turn on the heat, stirring at all time, and cook until the sauce thickens and bubbles.2. Turn off heat, discard the pandan leaf, and set aside.Mung bean paste filling1. Drain the mung bean and steam for 30 minutes.2. In a sauce pot, boil coconut milk, pandan leaf, sugar, and salt. Then add the steamed mung bean and stir and smash with a spatula until it turn into a smooth paste.3. Turn off heat, discard the pandan leaf.4. Divide into 24 portions and set aside.Rice ball skin1. Combine all the rice ball skin ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead until the dough becomes as hard as your earlobe.2. Divide into 24 portions and set aside.To make the rice balls1. Take a portion of rice ball skin and work into a disc, place a portion of mung bean paste filling at the center. Seal. Then, gently roll into a ball. Repeat for the rest of the dough. You may want to cover the rice balls with a dampen towel to prevent them from drying.2. Bring a pot of water to boil. Gently drop the rice balls into the boiling water and cook until they float to the surface. Once they float for about 1 minute, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.3. Place 3 glutinous rice balls per serving bowl, and serve with a generous dollop of the coconut sauce.