Wedang Cincau dan Selasih - Grass Jelly and Basil Seeds in Ginger Syrup

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • 250 gram grass jelly (Indonesian: cincau), cut into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon basil seeds (Indonesian: biji selasih), soaked in 1/2 cup of hot water
  • Ginger syrup
  • 500 ml water
  • 50 gram ginger, peeled and bruised
  • 2 lemongrass, bruised and knotted
  • 2 pandan leaves (optional), knotted
  • 75 gram sugar


  1. First, make the syrup by combining all syrup ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and strain to get a clear syrup.
  2. Next, divide grass jelly and basil seeds into four serving glasses or bowls, top with ginger syrup. Serve immediately or chilled.

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