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Setup Pisang: Bananas Poached in Spices (Vegan)

Setup Pisang: Bananas Poached in Spices (Vegan)

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Vegan


Setup pisang is a sweet and comforting warm dessert, consisting of bananas poached in spices and herbs such as cinnamon, cloves and pandan leaves.


  • 6 cooking bananas 
  • 50 gr palm sugar
  • 60 gr granulated sugar
  • 2 pandan leaves 
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 pcs whole cinnamons barks
  • 1 lt water


  1. Boil the palm sugar with 0.5 lt of water, sieve, set aside.
  2. Peel and slice the bananas into bite sizes, set aside.
  3. In a cooking pan, bring to a boil: the remaining water, the palm sugar syrup, cinnamon, cloves and granulated sugar.

    bring to a boil

  4. When the soup has boiled, add the banana slices, and simmer over medium low heat for 25 minutes. 

    add the banana slices

  5. Transfer the spiced bananas into an individual serving bowl and serve.


  • Adjust the amount of sugar according to your preference.
  • Setup pisang is also great served lukewarm or cold.

Keywords: Vegan, Palm sugar, cinnamon, cloves, pandan leaves