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Authentic Recipe of Bajigur. Heartwarming Indonesian Traditional Hot Ginger, Coconut Milk, and Coffee Drink from West Java.

This warm and delicious recipe of Bajigur is authentic and traditional, as native housewives and cooks from West Java locally curate it.

Things to know about Bajigur Recipe

West Java is one of the few regions in Indonesia where the temperature is colder, due to the overall altitude of the region. Bajigur is a warm drink that helped Sundanese deal with the cold since most people in Indonesia are prohibited from consuming alcoholic drinks.

It is a combination of ginger, coconut milk, palm sugar, and coffee, which brings a warm feeling to the consumer’s body.

The word bajigur is often used as slang by the Sundanese people to mask swear words, (i.e., in Indonesian, the word “bastard” translates into bajingan, which sounds very similar to bajigur) as a way to express anger or frustration while not offending other people.

It is similar to the feeling that you get after drinking bajigur, you feel warm (like when you are angry). This is a drink you would not want to miss!

Heartwarming Indonesian Traditional Hot Ginger, Coconut Milk, and Coffee Drink from West Java. Authentic Recipe of Bajigur.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Bajigur
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Servings 4 Portions
Calories / Serving 698 kcal


  • 1 L (33.81 floz) Coconut Milk
  • 150 grams (5.29 oz) Fresh Ginger Root
  • 150 grams (5.29 oz) Indonesian Palm Sugar – Gula Jawa – Gula Merah – Red Sugar – Gula Aren
  • 50 grams (1.76 oz) White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground Coffee – Coffee Powder Instant Coffee Powder/Espresso Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 pcs Pandan Leaf – Screwpine – Pandanus Leaf
  • 1 thumb Cinnamon Stick
  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) Sugar Palm Fruit – Kaong – Buah Kolang – Kaling – Buah Tap
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  • Roast the ginger on an open fire, until slightly charred, peel and bruise it with the back of your knife.
  • Into a pot, mix the coconut milk, coffee powder, palm sugar, granulated sugar, ginger, pandan leaf, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil while continuously stirring over medium heat for around 15 minutes.
  • Once done, strain Bajigur into a pitcher, and add the palm sugar fruits.
  • The drink is ready to be served.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes


Calories: 698kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 6gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 45gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 255mgPotassium: 727mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Bajigur Recipe, Indonesian Traditional Hot Ginger, Coconut Milk, and Coffee Drink
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Cooking tip for making

Instant coconut cream diluted with water can be used if no fresh coconut milk is readily available.

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