Culinary in Banda Aceh
Kanji Rumbi

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KANJI RUMBI is culinary for ramadan, difficult to find in any other month. Difficult does not mean no, there are few places that are still peddling this slurry to enjoyed by residents and tourists.

If you want to see the details of the manufacturing process, when Ramadan is also the most appropriate. The place is in the Masjid Al-Furqan, Beurawe Banda Aceh who regularly maintain a tradition of providing kanji Rumbi for pilgrims fasting.

Ramadan in June 2016 , Budi as known as Agam share the steps how to cook the Kanji Rumbi. Pot over a meter in diameter, become a container of cooking Kanji Rumbi. The main ingredient is good quality rice is cooked until it becomes mush. Inside the pot, rice mixed with coconut milk and slowly added spices milled as its main seasoning. There were pepper, coriander, cumin sweet, black cloves, cardamom, turmeric, ginger, onion and garlic, salt and others.

Also the variety of leaves and vegetables. “There were potatoes, carrots, soup leaves, pandan leaves, scallions, lemongrass, and many others,” he said.

Assorted leaf was put together, partly inserted while being stirred until it gets cooked. It took two hours to make the dishes typical of Aceh.

Kanji Rumbi not just culinary delights. This food has powerful benefit as cold medicine and ulcer. Understandably, seasonings such as ginger, lemon grass leaves, turmeric and others are prescription drugs since time immemorial. Rumbi starch gruel healthy, satisfied and satiated.

Kanji Rumbi has been known in Aceh (Serambi Mekkah). Students of history and culture of Aceh, Adli Abdullah revealed to us, the food came from Malabar, a district in the Indian state. “It’s been around since the 16th century, the heyday of the sultanate of Aceh,” he said.

At that time the kingdom of Aceh known for their advanced and have many allies who helped battle to expel the Portuguese from Malacca Strait. One of ally Aceh is Malabar. Many young Malabar entering Aceh and settled, generally work in the army and the maker of warships. “Army of Aceh at the time of the various nations, they brought their culture,” said Adli.

Malabar Youth also brings culinary culture, Kanji Rumbi become their daily menu. When the month of Ramadan, they divide the menu to society in general and broad is the kanji Rumbi known until now. “Tradition as it is now, it has been from the first. Because there is sunna sharing a meal for people fast. ”

According to Adli, Kanji Rumbi also met at Penang, Malaysia which is inhabited by many people of Malabar. Malabar community there also helps provide kanji Rumbi in mosques during Ramadan.

Many foods in Aceh affected by Malabar and Gujarat, which has proximity to Aceh since time immemorial. “In addition to kanji Rumbi, also known curry and rice muweh kuweh-Biruni,” he said.

Kanji Rumbi, culinary with various spices become one of the culinary mainstay in Banda Aceh. Please try it when visiting our city. Outside the month of Ramadan, there are a few stalls selling Kanji Rumbi;
• Warung Topik, Taman Sari Banda Aceh
• Simpang Tujuh, Ulee Kareng, Banda Aceh
• The road to the Campus Darussalam, Banda Aceh
• Warung Kanji Rumbi Bombay, Jalan Anwar – Peunayong, Banda Aceh


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