Belinjo / Melinjo

I’ve been seeing a lot of this tiny red fruit at the Prawirotaman market the first time I was there so the next time I went there with an English speaking Indonesian cook, I asked her for the name.

Belinjo says the cook while showing several fruits in her hand.

Here’s a closer look at the fruit and its nut inside.

Belinjo nut can be made into a krupuk when roasted, peeled and pounded manually. Krupuk is a standard side dish in Indonesia with several variations and this is one of those.

Garlic krupuk, shrimp krupuk and belinjo krupuk (pointed by the red arrow) with sambal as accompaniment to the lunch meal we prepared.



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