Ginataang Halo halo is one of my favorite merienda. At home, I usually cook this after lunch that I dedicated for my little boy.
Note: Choose a good quality of coconut milk. It is best to use the natural coconut milk that can be bought from the wet market rather than the artificial cocomilk.
Nutrition: Cocomilk (the main ingredient) contains vitamins, electrolytes and minerals which are essential to human body. It is rich in phosphorus which aids in building strong bones. Sweet potato is a good source of fiber good for your bowel movement.
Ingredients: (Sinple recipe)
- 4 saba bananas
- 4 medium size yellow kamote (sweet potatoes)
- 2 medium size gabi (taro)
- 1 cup of regular size sago (tapioca balls) / cooked or dried
- 3 cups of coconut milk
- 2- 3 cups of water
- 1/4 cup powdered Glutinous rice/ sticky rice
- 3/4 cup of white sugar (depending on your taste)
- Peel the the bananas, sweet potatoes and taro. Cut into into chunks about thumb size.
- Mix the Glutinous rice/ sticky rice with 2 cups of water into the casserole. Bring to boil then add the taro. Simmer for about five minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add the two cups of cocomilk first followed by the sweet potatoes. (If your sago is dried then add it also).
- Simmer for about five minutes then add the bananas (stir every 30 seconds to avoid sticking but not too much). Cook for about five to ten minutes then pour the remaining cup of cocomilk and add the sugar. Since I used a cooked sago, I added the sago in this part.
- Cook in low heat for a minute or until everything is tender.