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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Banbukeyo Bondibai ( Bread fruit pudding)

With Eid just round the corner, the menu turns towards what to cook on Eid day. Of course the main question will be ,"what dessert shall we make?". In my home this year its going to be a lot quieter one. With my second sister and her family having shifted abroad, its just me and my eldest sister and our husbands and kids along with our parents.
Anyway... what to make for dessert? Lets see now,  how about Banbukeyo Bondibai. I used to think making bondibai was very difficult until I started making them. They are not that hard. Just takes some time but still quite easy to make. Its preparing the breadfruit or banbukeyo thats time consuming. You have to remove the skin, the core,

then slice and then cut each slice into long batons

 then the batons into small tiny cubes. I know its a long process, but I remember as a kid watching  my mum and my aunts cutting them like this. They made it look so easy  and when you have some extra pair of hands to help with the cutting then it doesn't take too long.

2 1/2 cups ( about 278g) breadfruit ( banbukeyo)
300g sugar
1/4 cups coconut milk
pandan leaf
1 tbsp rose water
Water or Jasmine water to cook the breadfruit

First, Cook the breadfruit in a large pot of water , if you have jasmine water use half jasmine water half  regular drinking water, till cooked through and tender.

 Drain and return the bread fruit to the pot, along with half the amount of sugar and pandan leaf.

Cook over a medium heat , stirring occasionally till the sugar dissolves a gives sticky consistency.

Taste add the remaining sugar till you get the sweetness to your liking.

Stir in coconut milk and cook for 1 minute  or so. Finally add the rose water. Stir and switch off. Let the mixture cool in the pan, then transfer to a serving dish.

 Serve warm or chill in the fridge till needed.

Joining in with the ladies  from Flour and Spice, Chocolate and Chillies and Chai and Churros  in their eid eats round up for this year, click on any of the blog links and check out what everyone has in store for Eid and if you are looking for inspiration for Eid Day Meals.


  1. How exotic and delicious! Wish I could taste some :-) Have a wonderful day, Nammi.

  2. You could have posted this on June 10 and included into the MFB challenge! :( This dessert sounds very interesting... we use bread fruit in Kerala too but to make savory dishes... looks very cooling and delicious...

  3. I have never tried breadfruit. I wonder how it must taste.

  4. I've never had breadfruit but after reading through this I would like to try it! Thank you for participating in Eid Eats. Wishing you and your family a blessed Eid!

  5. Lovely pudding...I have never thought of making any sweets using bread fruit!

  6. This is so interesting! I've never heard of breadfruit before. Thank you for participating in Eid Eats! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Eid!


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