Ginataan

Ginataan
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Ginataan, alternatively spelled guinataan, is a Filipino term which refers to food cooked with gata – the Filipino word for coconut milk.[1] Literally translated, ginataan means “done with coconut milk”. Due to the general nature of the term, it can refer to a number of different dishes, each called ginataan, but distinct from one another.

TagalogLang defines “ginataan” as “a sweet stew of root crops, fruit and other goodies cooked in coconut milk.

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Here’s a recipe by PinoyFoodBlog:

Ingredients

1 coconut (grated) / coconut milk (liquid or powder)
1/4 kilo gabi or ube, diced) / yam or purple yam
1/4 kilo kamote (diced) / sweet potato
5 saba bananas (sliced crosswise)
8 sections of langka (in strips) / jackfruit
3 tablespoons sago  / tapioca
1 cup sugar or add more to satisfy your sweet tooth

Directions

1. Prepare the coconut cream (first press) and/or coconut milk following instructions from Extracting Coconut Cream and Coconut Milk or buy frozen or a can of coconut cream/milk.

Set aside 1 cup of thick coconut cream and 2 cups of coconut milk.

2. Boil 2 cups of coconut milk. Add tapioca, yam or purple yam.

3. Cook until half-done.

4. Add the bananas, sweet potato and jackfruit.

5. Blend in sugar.

6. Pour 1 cup thick coconut cream (first press).

7. Stir once in a while to avoid burning the bottom

8. Cook until done.

I like my ginataan to have thick yet runny consistency.

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