Cebuano Binignit Recipe

January 20, 2009
(Last Updated On: March 29, 2018)

Binignit, or benignit originated from Cebu province, it is the Cebuano version of Ginataan or Ginataang Halo Halo .





Binignit is a warm root crop and fruit stew consisting of a thick mixture of tubers such as taro, purple yam, sweet potato, as well as bananas, jackfruit, sago, tapioca pearls and sugar, cooked in coconut milk and thickened with milled glutinous rice.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5

binignit recipe

Cebuano Binignit Ingredients:

  • 1 pc white gabi (taro root) you can substitute cassava if available, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 pcs yellow camote (sweet potatoes), cubed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pc ube (purple yam), cubed
  • 4 tbsps landang or tapioca
  • 4 pcs ripe Saba (plantain), sliced
  • 6 pcs ripe Langka (jackfruit)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk, diluted with water

Cebuano Binignit Cooking Instructions:

  • Cook gabi, camote, ubi, and Saba (plantain bananas) in diluted coconut milk.
  • Add sugar, salt, and landang (or tapioca).
  • Add Langka then Simmer until all ingredients are tender and mixture is thick.
  • Add 2 cups coconut milk. Cook in medium heat.
  • Do not boil or liquid will curdle. Adjust amount of coconut milk to your available ingredients.
  • Serve hot.

cebu binignit recipe




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  • monette

    January 21, 2009 at 12:13 am

    wow! i think binignit will love my family…..