summer recipe: passion fruit jam

P1050698passion fruit jam best with bread or vanilla ice cream

how’s your summer? mine has been great, despite the cold weather i experience both in bali and jogjakarta. now i’m in jakarta, having the great shine sun shining, the jakarta heat, early swimming dip and for the first time finding some relaxing time in some hidden sanctuary of south jakarta. maybe even having the time to read some novel (i haven’t done much of that lately). amidst meeting great friends and work stuff. i think i’m rekindle my love-hate relationship with jakarta. this city does bring up a lot of memories.

anyways, some people has been requesting the recipe that would complete you summer mood. markisa (passion fruit) jam. a few days ago i bought some passion fruit at the organic market at milas in jogjakarta (every thursday morning), while taking my son to school there. i bought a kilogram and made the usual recipe of passion fruit jam. the one that i use for this recipe is markisa sayur (the very sour passion fruit type, best for jam and syrup recipe). it fit 3 big bottle of jam (i like to reuse my bought store glasses can) and even an extra bowl for the fresh batch.

passion fruit jam

this recipe is slightly creamy than the usual basic passion fruit jam recipe, because i use butter and egg yolks in this recipe.


1 kg of passion fruit, cut, take out the pulp

1 lemon, squeeze them

750 gram sugar

100 gram of butter (i use my favorite french, elle unsalted butter)

3 egg yolks

3 glass can of jam (big size), sterilized them by bathing them in hot boiled water

how to make:


1. mix the pulp with the sugar. put them in a stainless bow, i just put my stainless bowl inside a large pot, fill water half the bowl height. basically you can just use a boiler.

2. heat the pot, boil the water, mix well the pulp and sugar in the bowl. add the egg yolks, put the butter in until melt. make sure they mix well.

3. stir them well with wooden spoon, put in the lemon water. keep on stirring.  until they become slightly gooey. do the plate test. if i’m not mistaken i was stirring around more or less 45 minutes.

4. remove from pan when they are ready, pour them slowly in the sterilized jam and seal them. keep them in the refrigerator. it will last in a month or so but usually i run this out in 2-3 weeks time.


enjoy them with toast, pancake, pudding and vanilla ice cream. they are a very tangy and sweet variety of jam :D

sahur recipe: spicy tauco tofu


easy peasy recipe is a must in the sahur time of the ramadhan month. despite i’m not a moslem, i always like the idea of fasting. this is a recipe i made in sahur time (2-3 AM, the ungodly hours of cooking time). it’s fast and definitely tasty.

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my most comfort food: chicken porridge chinese peranakan style


the legend said that a bowl of this chicken porridge could rise someone from the death. well, at least that is what my friends said after eating this porridge. it makes many of the pregnant mothers friend crave. one of them even have to wait for me coming back from india and making this for her only. and yes, because of the special request of another awaiting mom to be, i post this recipe.

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weekend recipe: kalasan style fried chicken + eggplant tempe green chili curry + ginger flower sambal


i guess yesterday i was totally a #bancidapur. my son current obsession with ayam goreng (fried chicken) made me try different recipes of various type indonesian fried chicken. i try this recipe for ayam kalasan, basically modified it a bit by adding more spices. ayam kalasan is originally from kalasan area in sleman, yogyakarta. having that it has the typical jogja taste, sweet and savory. the chicken is fully cooked with coconut milk until it become very tasty and then fried.

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weekend recipe: tempe basil chicken mince + chicken liver in sweet soya sauce


tempe basil chicken mince is a modified recipe from here. you just add the mince chicken along with the mince tempe. you could add slices of hot chili or chili powder if you want them hot. the chicken really add the flavor this time :) was feeling a little bit thai food craving so i made them the thai style.

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weekend recipe: indonesian style fried chicken in yellow spices + classic sambal matah

P1040381there has been no easier cultural exchange than food. i’ve been somehow end up cooking indonesian food in the kitchen of grey garden restaurant in hauz khas village and the kitchen of akash hotel of mcleod gandj, while i was there. things happen like my regular weekend in jogjakarta. best food, best friends, best drinks, good laugh and great time. i love cooking and sharing what i love the most is what i love the best :)

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tempe with basil thai style stir fry


i’m back with posting some recipes. after the pizza episode we had so many basil left. i made fresh basil butter with them to slab on toast or just for stir frying. i’m sharing one of the basic basil recipe. i opt the chili and the hotness out because it was for my son. i modified the recipe from here. it’s so easy


1 package/board of tempe, mince them
2 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 bunch of fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon of mince garlic
3 tablespoon of thai fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon of white pepper
a bunch of green beans, slice thin

how to make:
1. heat the sesame oil and fry the garlic until slightly brown, put in the mince tempe, stir fry them until the tempe is firm
2. put in the sugar, pepper and fish sauce, put in the green beans, lastly put in the basil, mix them for a couple minutes, remove from heat
3. serve warm with rice

recipe for a good weekend

for a good weekend you’ll be needing three things: spending time with your best friends, making good food and enjoying your life. so my last weekend was like that.

it started with a great fruit salad for breakfast:


continue to make homemade chicken meatballs soup for lunch:


and lastly making pizza together in the afternoon:


i’ll share the pizza recipe here first, the fruit salad and the chicken meatballs were also marvelous.

adapting from the recipe here. it’s a very basic recipe, but it’s a great taste.

pizza margaritha



350 gr all purpose flour
175 ml water
5 gr instant yeast
15 ml extra virgin olive oil
4 gr salt

60 gr tomato puree
50 gr mozzarella cheese, shredded
dry oregano, to taste
2 cloves of garlic, mince them
fresh basil, as you wish

how to make:
1. crust: mixed the crust ingredients using your hand, until it’s well blend and firm, leave it for 7 minutes, make it to a round ball, put it into a big bowl and cover with clean wet cloth. refrigrate for 1 hour. take it out. brush your pizza pan with olive oil. flatten the dough to your pizza pan (should make a thin crust for 32 cm-pan).

2. cover your pizza with tomato puree, drizzle with oregano, mince garlic, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil.


3. put the pizza in the oven of 300 C for 5 minutes, until the cheese and the crust golden brown.

4. cut and serve warm.


the result was very delicious, we all promised ourselves to make pizza from scratch again and never buy one ever again, because it was so good even for our first time trial. we make a trial second batch of mini calzone with a muffin pan, it was damn good we don’t have time to photograph them. will also making this in the future. i made a third batch the next morning and even better pizza. i’m crazy with this pizza making now, especially when fresh basil is cheap and available in our local supermarket.

semur ayam (chicken in sweet coconut milk soup)


i’m breaking from the vegetarian recipe, but this recipe could be vegetarian by replacing the chicken with tempe or tofu. adding some sweet potatoes are also encourage. it’s a slightly modified recipe from here.

commonly semur ayam in indonesian dishes doesn’t use coconut milk, but trying this recipe make the coconut milk somehow become compulsory.


1 piece chicken breast, slice into 4
sweet soy sauce (bango brand recommended), to taste
250 ml coconut milk
250 ml water
2 cloves of red small onion, sliced thinly
3 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
1 nutmeg
2 cm of cinnamon stick
2 tablespoon of butter
salt, sugar and pepper, to taste

how to:
1. season the chicken with salt and pepper, leave it for 15 minutes. then fried it in oil until 3/4 done.
2. sautee the onions and garlic with butter.
3. put in the chicken, sweet soy sauce, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and sugar. next, put in the coconut milk and water. stir occasionally in medium heat until the soup thickens.
4. serve with rice.


1. i add some bean and carrot while boiling the soup.
2. you could add some chili when boiling if you want it hot :D