Dadar Gulung ( Coconut Thin Pancake Rolls)

Dadar Gulung ( Coconut Thin Pancake Rolls)

Dadar Gulung ( Coconut Thin Pancake Rolls)

Dadar gulung, Indonesian coconut crepe

I know there are a lot of you out there who likes thin pancakes or what the Croissant people call as crêpe, and I am one of you.  I love how versatile this pancake is. I mean you can enjoy it as a savoury  or sweet snack, breakfast, light lunch, and of course; as a dessert. It's all simply depends on the filling you use and how many pinch of sugar you put in your batter. I have read so many variation of pancakes from all over the world and Indonesia has its own take in the pancake world; Dadar Gulung, the famous green pancake. 

Dadar gulung (means pancake rolls, literally) is a classic sweet snack/desssert from java with sweet grated coconut filling (unti kelapa). The pancake itself is green from the Pandan leaf extract, which at the same time gives the pancake an aromatic leafy taste. To add the exoticity (is that even a word??) to it, the filling is made of caramelized shredded coconut with palm sugar. Oh Em Gee, right?!

Dadar gulung, Indonesian coconut crepe
Unti kelapa/caramelized shredded coconut
Ingredients for the filling: 
200 gr grated coconut, I used one whole ripe coconut, peeled and shredded (try to get the pre-grated one if you can)
75 gr shaved palm sugar (gula jawa), add more if you like it sweeter
250 ml water
1 Pandan leaf, knotted
a pinch of salt

Cooking step: 
  1. In a non-stick pan, add water and Pandan leaf, bring to boil, 
  2. Add shaved palm sugar and sugar, once the palm sugar is melted, add the grated coconut, 
  3. Reduce heat and cook until the water evaporates and the coconut filling become thick and glossy,
  4. Set aside and let cool.

Meanwhile, let start to make those exotic green thin pancake!

Dadar gulung, Indonesian coconut crepe

Ingredients for the pancake: 
1 cup of flour
250 ml of coconut milk (I used canned coconut milk)
3 eggs
1 tsp of Pandan extract (I used store bought)
a pinch of salt
50 ml of milk (optional, only if you find your batter is too thick)

Cooking step: 
  1. Mix together all the pancake ingredients until it is lump free, 
  2. Put a bit of butter on a heated skillet, 
  3. Using a ladle, pour the batter onto the skillet and immediately (yet gently) swirl your skillet so that the batter covers the base of skillet evenly, 
  4. Let the batter to set, the surface is not liquidy and the edges starts to brown a bit,
  5. Flip the pancake to cook the other side for a minute or so, 
  6. Put the cooked pancake on a plate, and repeat until the remaining batter is finished. 
PS: normally the pancake is not cooked until it gets too cooked dry and brown, so keep an eye for the whole process as it gets burn fast. 

Now is the folding time!!
I made my first cooking GIF ever to show you how easy it is to fold this pancake rolls. Check it out!

Okay, my GIF looks pretty basic and I need more practice, but it's a beginning!

Anyway, the famous Dadar Gulung is ready to be enjoyed with your afternoon tea :)

Happy rolling!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the wonderful Indonesian recepies ! Terima kasih!!


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