Motherhood Stuffs: Homemade: Binignit

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Homemade: Binignit

It’s the time of the year that I usually make a Binignit/Ginataan Halo Halo (whatever term you call it) dish because of the Holy Week. I guess I’ve used to this since birth that my family is cooking one of this delicacy. There are many different ways to create your own version, but I am used to the one my mother, aunt, and siblings cooked with simple ingredients, yet very delicious snack. Others would have a fancy ingredients and turns out to be delicious as well with different flavor. Therefore, it is really up to you on how you create your own version. As for me, I’ll stick to my family ingredients and I can’t wait to make soon.

“Binignit is a Visayan vegetable soup from the central Philippines. The dish is traditionally made by Visayans with slices of sabá bananas, taro, and sweet potato.[1][2][3]”
This was made last year I believed, for some reason it took me a year to finally dig this photo in the file and here it is.

My husband isn’t a big fan of Binignit so it would my son and I. I’m glad I have someone who can eat both American and Filipino delicacies somewhat I would always want to occur. If you love to try different foreign delicacies, here’s how to make Binignit/Ginataan made from the Philippines.
1 1/2 cups sweet potatoes (kamote), diced
1 cup taro roots (gabi), diced
1 1/2 cups purple yam
1 1/4 cup plantains (saging na saba), diced
1 cup ripe jackfruit (langka), sliced
2 cups small tapioca pearls, cooked
12 to 20 pieces glutinous rice balls (bilo-bilo)
1 cup granulated white sugar
3 1/2 cups coconut milk
2 cups water

Pour water in a large cooking pot and apply heat. Let boil.
Add 1 3/4 cups of coconut milk then wait until it re-boils.
Put-in the sweet potatoes, purple yam, and taro roots and simmer for 8 minutes.
Pour-in the remaining coconut milk, sugar, and glutinous rice balls then stir. Simmer for 7 minutes.
Add the plantains then cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Put-in the jackfruit and cook for 2 minutes more.
Slowly slide-in the cooked tapioca pearls then stir. Simmer for 1 minute.
Turn off heat and transfer to a serving plate.

Serving: 4

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you're so lucky mommy that all the ingredients are available. Yummy and miss this so much. A perfect snack!


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