I would say this is signature dessert on Ramadan, people in Indonesia will make it, or find it so easy to buy, breaking the fast without kolak feels like something missing :).
It's not that complicated to make kolak, you can even add banana on it ( i couldn't get one this time), so u used pumpkin instead. Serve it cold would be better, there are no standard recipe for this dessert, put as many filling or coconut sugar as you want. Here is my recipe version:
Kolak // Sweet potatoes, Pumpkin in coconut milk
- 100 gr pumpkin, cut into small diced
- 1 medium sweet potato, cut into small diced
- 1 small can of coconut milk
- 1 can palm seed (attap, kolang-kaling)
- 3 cups water
- 2 coconut sugar
- 1 pandan leave
- 2 cm ginger, sliced
- a pinch of salt
- Put coconut sugar on the medium pot, bring to boil, add pandan leave, ginger, a pinch of salt, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, cook until tender.
- Add coconut milk and stir regularly, add palm seed, cook again until boil for a second time.
- Cooled and keep it on the fridge, serve it cold.