telur gabus recipe

Indonesian Sweets – Sweetened Telur Gabus With Sesame Seeds

Telur gabus is one of Indonesian favourite finger snacks. Mostly Telur Gabus served plainly with savoury taste but sometimes it also served with sugar icing. This time we will share Telur Gabus with Realsa Organic Coconut Sugar, a sweet coat on it. It only took a moment to make, a super easy snack to have in your meantime!

Sweetened Telur Gabus With Sesame Seeds Recipe

From this recipe you will get 450 grams of this finger snack!


  • 165 grams of Tapioca Powder
  • 20 grams of All-purpose Flour
  • A half teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 grams of margarine
  • 100 grams of Realsa Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 40 mL of water
  • 10 grams of sesame seeds

How to Make:

  1. Mix eggs and margarine, using a mixer or a blender is recommended for a smoother mixture.
  2. Strain and mix tapioca powder and all-purpose flour, then mix with mixture of eggs and margarine.
  3. Knead it slightly until smooth
  4. Prepare the deep fry pan with your choice of vegetable oil
  5. Shape and roll the batter using hands then place it into the vegetable oil inside the pan while it is still cold. Repeat until numerous numbers of rolled batter occupy the pan.
  6. Start to deep fry using low heat. The snack ready to take from the pan when it floats around the oil. Repeat on step 5 and 6 for next batches.
  7. For sugar icing, heat Realsa Organic Coconut Sugar and water until caramelized. Check the consistency by drop the caramelized sugar into water, if it forms a solid drop, it’s ready. Turn off the heat.
  8. Pour sesame seeds and fried telur gabus into the caramelized sugar. Stir it until all telur gabus fairly covered with sesame seeds and caramelized sugar then let it set.
  9. Your sweetened telur gabus with sesame seeds ready to serve! Enjoy this finger snack with your loved ones!

Telur gabus is a traditional snack from Java. It’s debatable where it is first introduced, in Betawi (Jakarta) or in East Java. Telur gabus itself has meaning of Canna striata fish’s eggs, as the shape is a resemblance of the fish’s eggs. Even though in this recipe we use sesame seeds, you can modify the recipe by adding your choice of edible seeds or just leave it plain.

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