Brit + Co Guides Logo

How to make 'beer pletok'

non alcoholic 'beer', a traditional and healthy Betawinese (Jakarta) beverage

76
STEPS
INGREDIENTS
Grill your 50gr of fresh ginger

Grill your 50gr of fresh ginger

and these are the complete spices to be prepared

and these are the complete spices to be prepared

Bruised your grill fresh ginger. The reason for bruising the ginger etc is to release the flavor

Bruised your grill fresh ginger. The reason for bruising the ginger etc is to release the flavor

Bruised your lemongrass

Bruised your lemongrass

Bruised your nutmeg

Bruised your nutmeg

In a medium saucepan, add in 3 cups of water, all of the spices and dont forget to tear the kaffir lime leaves before add in to the pan. Bring it to a boil, then adjust your temp. Let it simmer

In a medium saucepan, add in 3 cups of water, all of the spices and dont forget to tear the kaffir lime leaves before add in to the pan. Bring it to a boil, then adjust your temp. Let it simmer

Taste test. You can add 1-2 tsp of granulated sugar if you like

Taste test. You can add 1-2 tsp of granulated sugar if you like

I like to reduce the water from 3 to 1 cup. So I can get maximum flavor of the spices

I like to reduce the water from 3 to 1 cup. So I can get maximum flavor of the spices

When you are happy with the taste, leave out spices from the pan

When you are happy with the taste, leave out spices from the pan

Pour into a mug. This recipe calls for 2 mugs of 'bir pletok'

Pour into a mug. This recipe calls for 2 mugs of 'bir pletok'

Garnish with cinnamon stick. Serve while it s warm. Enjoy!

  • 50.0g fresh ginger
  • 50.0g palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1.0tsp granulated sugar
  • 2.0 lemongrass
  • 6.0 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1.0 pandan leaf
  • 1/3 nutmeg
  • 7.0 cloves
  • 4.0cm cinnamon stick
  • 3.0c water