Pinoy’s Ginataang Halu-Halo
As one blogger noticed and commented on my previous posts that it seems Filipino dishes are commonly cooked with coconut milk. I say, he’s correct. Even some of our favorite desserts and snacks are with coconut milk. Hence, today, I’ll feature a snack with jack fruit. This is also dedicated to Irene of Slice of Mexico who would love to know more of our jack fruit dishes. This is one of the most popular aside from the jack fruit stew in coconut milk or Ginataang Langka 🙂 This is ‘Ginataang Halu-Halo’ or snacks made from root crops, ripe jack fruit, corn and coconut milk. Halu-halo is a Filipino word which means mix of everything. There’s a cold version of halu-halo which is one of our popular desserts with crushed iced, milk, cooked jack fruit seed pods and sweetened root crops.
For the preparation, wash, clean and peel the root crops, cut them into dice. For the ripe jackfruit, just get the yellow seed pods, take off the seeds.
In a deep pan, bring to boil the coconut milk, keep stirring to avoid lumps. When it’s boiling, add in the jack fruit, diced sweet potatoes (camote), banana and taro. Simmer until they become tender. Add in sweet corn. Simmer for some more minutes, finally add the sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla.
For this version, I didn’t include sago. Some add pandan leaves to enhance fragrance and flavor. It’s carbohydrate loaded sweet snacks.