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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Guinatan Halo-Halo

Ginataan or Ginataang Halo-Halo, a favorite Filipino merienda made from boiled coconut milk with a mix of bananas, sweet potatoes, taro root, tapioca pearls and glutinous rice balls.

    3 cup coconut milk
    4 cups water
    2 cups sweet potatoes, cubed
    2 cups Saba banana, cubed
    2 cups taro root or Gabi), cubed
    1/2 cup tapioca pearls or mini sago, cooked
    1 cup sugar

For Bilo-Bilo:
    4 cups glutinous flour
    1 3/4 cups water

Make the bilo-bilo by mixing rice flour with water. Roll in 1/2 inch balls.
Mix the coconut milk, water, sugar and bilo-bilo in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, making sure the balls don't stick together. Add the sweet potatoes, taro root and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the bananas and tapioca pearls. Cook for until the sweet potatoes and taro root are soft but not mushy. Serve hot.

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