Kolak - Indonesian Dessert SoupKolak – Indonesian Dessert Soup is a popular Vegan dessert in Indonesia utilizing vegetables, often served during Ramadan as part of the Iftar meal.


Many Asian countries have vegetable based dessert soups, using pumpkin, plantains, sweet potatoes, cassava and may often also include fruits like banana or jackfruit. Indonesian Kolak is one example of this delicious concept. This is my version of kolak using only pumpkin, plantains and sweet potato, however cassava and jackfruit are also often used in kolak. When banana is added, it is called Kolak Pisang. Before we get to today’s delicious recipe, let’s check out some of the other veggie based desserts I’ve already posted!

Veggie Based Desserts

This dish can be served warm or chilled. It is a popular desserts served during the Iftar meal during Ramadan, where it is traditionally served either room temperature or chilled.


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After it chills, it will thicken.

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Kolak – Indonesian Dessert Soup

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Number of servings: 8

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  • 1/2 cup sago/ tapioca pearls
  • 3 pandan leaves
  • 1/2 cup palm sugar
  • 1 lb. ripe plantain
  • 1 lb. pumpkin (calabaza or kabocha)
  • 1 lb. sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk


  1. Soak sago in water for 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a large pot combine 6 cups water with pandan leaves and sugar. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add plantain and pumpkin and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove pandan leaves. Add sweet potato, sago and coconut milk.
  5. Simmer for another 15 minutes.


Serve warm or chilled.

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If you’ve been inspired by this delicious recipe, check out some other Indonesian recipes!

Indonesian Recipes


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