Tiwul Another Local Delicacy of CassavaSelasa, 07 Juli 2020 - 08:08 | 7.29k
TIMESINDONESIA, YOGYAKARTA – Have you ever tasted tiwul? A local staple food made of cassava? Well, this food has certain taste that not everyone will like. Just some people will like this food if it’s made into staple food. But have you tried tiwul cake?
Tiwul made from a long and a bit complicated process. After the cassava peeled of, you need to sun dry it for several days till the color changed. After its fully dried the local community will crush it in a traditional huge mortar to get the flour.
You need to put the flour on a tray and add it with water little by little and rotate the tray continuously to get a little piece of tiwul pellet. Steam the pellet and your tiwul is ready to be served.
Some people would also just dice the cassava after its dried and then steam it. They will turn this staple food (either the peelet or diced tiwul) into a cake by adding some brown sugar and a little bit of saltin to the shredded coconut. The food which was branded as village food now has become a popular souvenir for visitors from outside of the town.
Tiwul has sweet and sour taste. By adding brown sugar and shredded coconut it will make the taste even more sweet and savoury. The small round shape and slightly chewy texture makes this special food taste more delicious especially when its warm.
There are some advantages people can get from consuming tiwul. Although the calories are lower than rice, tiwul contains lots of fat, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C. Additionally, this cake made of cassava is believed to be able to prevent gastric pains. (*)
tiwul cassava traditional food yogyakarta
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