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Ketupat is a type of dumpling from Malaysia and Indonesia made from rice that has been wrapped in a woven palm leaf pouch which is then boiled. As the rice cooks, the grains begin to expand to fill the pouch and the rice becomes compressed. This method of cooking gives the ketupat its characteristic form and texture of a rice dumpling. Ketupat is usually eaten with rendang (a type of dry beef curry) or served as an accompaniment to satay. Ketupat is also traditionally served by Indonesians and Malays at open houses on festive occasions such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri/Idul Fitri. During Idul Fitri in Indonesia, ketupat is often served with chicken curry, accompanied with spicy soy powder. Dumplings may be any of a wide variety of dishes, both sweet and savoury, in several different cuisines. ... Jump to: navigation, search Binomial name Oryza sativa L. Rice (Oryza sativa) is a species of grass in the genus Oryza, native to tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia, where it grows in wetlands. ... Jump to: navigation, search Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae (also known as Palmae), the Palm Family, is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the monocot order, Arecales. ... Jump to: navigation, search An Indian chicken curry A curry is any of a great variety of distinctively spiced dishes, best-known in Indian and Thai cuisine, but found in many other countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search Grilled beef satay Satay (also written saté) is a dish that may have originated in Sumatra or Java in Indonesia but is popular in many southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. ... Three-quarter scale bronze sculptures 19th C. Malay people, Indonesia, Borneo. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر) marks the end of Ramadan, celebrated upon the sighting of the new moon. ...


There are many varieties of ketupat, with two of the more common ones being ketupat nasi and ketupat pulut. Ketupat nasi is made from white rice and is wrapped in a square shape with coconut palm leaves while ketupat pulut is made from sticky rice is usually wrapped in a triangular shape using the leaves of the fan palm (Licuala). Ketupat pulut is also called "ketupat palas" in Malaysia. Binomial name Cocos nucifera L.. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera L.), is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... Sticky rice or glutinous rice is the main type of rice grown and consumed by the Lao of Laos and Northeast Thailand, areas which are considered to be the primary center of origin and domestication of Asian rice (). It has been cultivated in this area for 4,000 years. ...


In Indonesia, ketupat sometimes boiled in thin coconut milk and spices to enhance the taste.


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Ketupat at AllExperts (287 words)
Ketupat is a type of dumpling from Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia made from rice that has been wrapped in a woven palm leaf pouch which is then boiled.
Ketupat is usually eaten with rendang (a type of dry beef curry) or served as an accompaniment to satay.
Ketupat nasi is made from white rice and is wrapped in a square shape with coconut palm leaves while ketupat pulut is made from glutinous rice is usually wrapped in a triangular shape using the leaves of the fan palm (Licuala).
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