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Dadar Gulung (Pancake Roll)

Experience the exotic and delightful flavors of Indonesian cuisine with our Dadar Gulung recipe. These vibrant green pancake rolls are a beloved Indonesian treat, filled with a sweet coconut and palm sugar mixture. Perfect as a snack or dessert, Dadar Gulung will transport your taste buds to the beautiful flavors of Southeast Asia.
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Dadar Gulung, also known as Kuih Dadar or Onde-Onde Hijau, is a traditional Indonesian sweet delicacy. These pancake rolls are characterized by their bright green color, derived from pandan leaves, and their sweet, fragrant filling. The aromatic blend of grated coconut and palm sugar makes these rolls a beloved snack during celebrations and gatherings.


1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons pandan juice (extracted from pandan leaves)
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
Green food coloring (optional)
1 cup grated coconut (fresh or desiccated)
1 cup palm sugar, grated or chopped
A pinch of salt
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 30 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 45 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Serve Dadar Gulung as a delightful Indonesian snack or dessert. Enjoy!


Fold in the sides and roll up the pancake like a burrito, sealing the edges. Repeat this process with the remaining pancakes and filling.


Take one cooked pandan pancake and place a spoonful of the coconut and palm sugar filling along one edge.


In a separate pan, combine the grated coconut, palm sugar, and a pinch of salt. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and the mixture becomes sticky and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.


Pour a ladleful of the pancake batter into the skillet and swirl it around to create a thin, round pancake. Cook until the edges start to lift and the pancake is lightly browned on one side, about 2 minutes. There's no need to flip it. Remove it from the skillet and set it aside.


Heat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium-low heat. Lightly grease it with oil or butter.


In a mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, all-purpose flour, pandan juice, coconut milk, salt, and water. Stir until you have a smooth, green-colored batter. You can add green food coloring if needed for a more vibrant green hue.

Tips for this recipe

Pandan leaves can be challenging to find in some places. If you can’t obtain fresh pandan leaves for the juice, you can use pandan extract or essence, which is available in many Asian grocery stores.

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