Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com
  • HOT NEWS
Food and Beverage: Jukut Urab, a Favorite Menu of Balinese People (Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00)
Food and Beverage: Bale Udang Restaurant: Indonesian Cuisine At Its Best (Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00)
Art & Cultural: Tipat-Bantal War, a Unique Tradition at Kapal Village (Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00)
Art & Cultural: Mapag Toya Ritual, Invoke Rain to Overcome Drought (Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00)
Art & Cultural: Kebo Iwa Oratorio Closes the NDF 2014 (Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00)
Art & Cultural: ‘Kumbhakarna Gugur,’ Icon of Pejeng Village (Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00)
Activities: The Royal Santrian Resort Received an Award (Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00)
Activities: Thank You Party Eden Hotel Kuta (Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00)
Activities: Students of STP Nusa Dua Hold Travel Vaganza on Kuta Beach (Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00)
Activities: SMA Surya Wisata Yields Reliable Tourism Workers (Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00)
Banner
You are here: Home News & Info Food and Beverage Pumpkin Fresh Cake Makes Stomach Cool
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com










Pumpkin Fresh Cake Makes Stomach Cool

Pumpkin Fresh Cake Makes Stomach CoolPumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) is the name of climbing or trailing woody-stemmed plant also associated with winter squash under genus cucurbita. If the pumpkin fruit or Balinese waluh is steamed and mixed with sticky rice, it will change the name into pumpkin cake. Hindu community in Bali often makes this type of cake for various activities.

The boiled pumpkin is then mixed with sticky rice to make it chewy. To serve, it is filled with grated coconut added with salt to taste. Indeed, it is slightly difficult to get this type of cake as it is presented instantly. However, this orange cake can easily be found in traditional markets.
Pumpkin is also often used as ingredient of cake called sumping, so that its name also comes to change into pumpkin sumping. It is believed that consuming pumpkin sumping can make the stomach cooler and does not cause pain for excessive consumption or consume in sick condition. Farmers at villages often eat this serving for retaining hunger.

Nevertheless, not all Balinese people want to eat pumpkin cake or any pumpkin-based cake. Some have abstinence from eating this simple cake. To date, there is a myth believed by Hindu community in Bali where those wearing a belt (with miracle power) will not be willing to eat the cake. Otherwise, the miracle power of their belt will be neutralized.

Meanwhile, other people do not eat pumpkin because it is believed that the plant has a great merit to human. According to Dwijendra Tatwa palm-leaf manuscript, when Danghyang Dwijendra had pilgrimage to Bali from Java Island, he crossed the Bali Strait by means of wooden boat. When reaching the middle of the sea, his boat suddenly leaked. Well, accidentally he took pumpkin leaf to stop up the leakage, so that his voyage could arrive on the island. Well, due to the meritorious help of the pumpkin leaf to save people, then Danghyang Dwijendra and his followers did not eat pumpkin plant including its fruit. (BTN/015)

Leave your comments

Guest
Sunday, October 26, 2014
0 characters
terms and condition.
  • No comments found

Check-in date

Check-out date

Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.com
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.com
  • Lovina

    Lovina

    Historical development of Lovina Beach in Northern Bali is indeed inseparable from the touch of…

    Read more...

Gallery

Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com
image
image
image
image
img
img
img
img

Facebook

Subscribe

If you want to get / keep follow of the latest information from BALI TRAVEL NEWS, please register your email via SUBSCRIBE this form.

Twitter

Find US on Mobile Apps

appstore

googleplay