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Wedang Ronde

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Serve: 5 Person

Citrusy lemongrass and sweet smelling pandan round off this sweet ginger drink with peanut-filled dough balls



  • 2 glasses of glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tbsp sago flour (or tapioca flour)
  • 1 tsp lime paste
  • 7 tbsp warm cooked water
  • 2 drops of light red dye
  • 2 drops of dark green dye


  • 3 tbsp peanut, peeled and roasted
  • 3 tbsp sugar


  • 10 glasses of water
  • 2 thumb-size ginger, crushed
  • 3 lemongrass stalks (white bulb only), crushed
  • ½ glass of thinly sliced block palm sugar
  • 10 tbsp sugar
  • 2 pandan leaves

The aroma of citrusy lemongrass and sweet smelling pandan round off the wedang (sweet hot ginger water) while the ronde (peanut-filled dough balls) gives substance to this favorite central javanese drink. This drink warms you up and helps you fight off those cold rainy days.


  1. For the ronde crust: mix glutinous rice flour, sago flour, salt, and lime paste. Drizzle in warm water and keep mixing until the dough becomes smooth and soft. Divide into 3 parts. Leave one part without adding any color. Dye the second part light red, and the third part green.
  2. For the ronde filling: grind the roasted peanut then add sugar, and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Take the a little piece of the dough, make a hollow and add in the peanut and sugar filling. Cover, shape and roll into a ball. For every color, make 5 balls. Shape the remaining dough into balls without the filling. Boil the dough balls until they float to the surface of the water. Take them out of the water. Cool.
  4. For the drink: Boil ginger and lemongrass in water on low heat until fragrant. Add palm sugar and sugar, and mix well. Remove from heat.
  5. Place the ronde in a glass, and strain the drink directly into the glass. Serve while it is hot.



  • The lime paste will make the ronde mixture a little firm so that it will retain its shape when boiled.
  • The original recipe uses small ginger normally used for medicinal. Here, we can use your everyday ginger.
Dapur Rasamasa

This recipe has been tested in Dapur Rasamasa


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