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How to cook Melinjo (Belinjo) seeds for eating as a snack

Melinjo or belinjo seeds are used to make a type of Indonesian chips Emping (Keropok melinjau) These seeds can also be eaten as dessert nuts. 

The seed is covered by a fleshy skin, which is green or red-orange. Remove that skin and you will see another layer of dark brown skin that is thinner, more brittle and striped, protecting the cream-coloured nut within. 

In this video I will show you how to cook the melinjo seeds for eating as a snack. It has a tint of bitterness but nice flavour.

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How to cook Melinjo (Belinjo) seeds for eating as a snack
Author: Shiokman Eddie
Ingredients
  • 300 g melinjo seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Water enough to cover the seeds for boiling
Instructions
  1. Pluck seeds from stem and wash. Put the seeds in a pot of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add salt and boil until seeds have softened.
  3. There are 2 layers of skin to remove.
  4. The outer skin is soft and easy to remove
  5. The softer outer skin and the harder inner skin/shell are peeled off by hand.
  6. Only the cream coloured nut inside can be eaten.
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