Last Updated on July 12, 2016 by Ed Joven
How to cook Ginataang Halo halo
Filipino Ginataang Halo halo Recipe is a native Pinoy snack with a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins made with Gata (coconut milk), Saging na Saba (Cardava banana), Kamote (sweet potato), Sago (Tapioca Pearls), Bilo-bilo (Sticky glutinous rice balls), and Langka (jackfruit).
This Ginataang Halo-halo is a Filipino favorite for mid-day snack or dessert and has been part of many Filipino tradition, one of the important ingredient of this dish is the bilo-bilo or sticky glutinous flour balls. (click here to learn how to make Bilo bilo).
One important tip if you have dried tapioca pearls, you must soak it overnight then boil for 6-10 minutes with enough water.
Ginataang Halo-halo Ingredients
- 1 1/4 cup Saging na Saba (Cardava banana), sliced
- 1 1/2 cups Kamote (sweet potato), diced
- 1/2 cup ripe Langka (jackfruit), sliced
- 2 cups small sized Sago (Tapioca Pearls), cooked
- 4 cups Gata (coconut milk)
- 20 pieces Bilo-bilo (Sticky glutinous rice balls)
- 1/2 cup Gabi (taro roots), diced
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 cup water
Ginataang Halo halo Cooking Instructions:
- Boil water in a larger cooking pan.
- Then add 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk then wait until it boils.
- When it boils add Kamote (sweet potato) and Gabi (taro roots) and simmer for 6 minutes.
- Add the remaining coconut milk, sugar, and glutinous rice balls then stir and simmer for 8 minutes.
- Add the Saging na Saba (Cardava banana) then cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Next add the Langka (jackfruit) and cook for 2 minutes more.
- Slowly add the cooked Sago (Tapioca Pearls) then stir. Simmer for 1 minute then turn off heat .
- Serve hot.
Here’s the ready to serve Filipino Ginataang Halo halo.