Happy Islamic New Year 1444 H! Finally, the 1st Muharram has come. Every Moslem in Indonesia surely celebrates Islamic New Year in various ways. Some areas in Indonesia, perhaps, have their own special Islamic New Year Food. Which one is your favorite? Here are 4 of the 1st Muharram foods you can cook for your family!
1. Bubur Suro
Bubur Suro is commonly found in Java areas. This porridge is served with various side dishes on it. Every area in Java has their types of side dishes to serve with the porridge. The porridge is usually cooked in a massive portion, then is poured onto plates to be eaten together with the neighbors, families, or colleagues.
Apem always exists in every Islamic celebration, including Islamic New Year. Being made of rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, and egg, Apem batter is poured into a circle pan and usually topped with a pandan leaf or a piece of jackfruit.
3. Nasi Kenduri
Nasi Kenduri usually consists of Nasi Kuning or Nasi Putih, fried chicken, Sambal Goreng, Kering Tempe, and other kinds of side dish. Javanese people usually distribute Nasi Kenduri while praying in the mosque or just simply give it to the neighbors.
4. Bubur Merah Putih
This sweet porridge is made of sticky rice and palm sugar which make it brown. It is served with white coconut milk, making it to have 2 colors which complete each other. We commonly eat it together in the mosque after the prayer.