Barley and Candied Winter Melon Drink

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 40 mins

Serves: 12


  • 100 gram barley (Indonesian: jali), washed and drained a couple of times
  • 125 gram candied winter melon (Indonesian: baligo/beligo/kundur)
  • 3 pandan leaves, washed and knotted
  • 3 liter water
  • sugar (optional), to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hour until barley is soft.
  2. Taste if it is sweet enough, usually it is, but you can add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter drink.
  3. Turn off heat. Can be served hot, at room temperature, or chilled.

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