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binignit recipe

Binignit Recipe

Binignit is a popular sweet delicacy called in many names such as Ginataang Halo-halo, Bilo-Bilo, Tambong-tambong and others. It consists of sweet potato, taro, banana, jackfruit, glutinous rice balls and coconut milk.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bilo-bilo, binignit, ginataang halo halo
Servings: 10
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • ½ cup tapioca pearl small
  • 2 cups water for cooking tapioca pearl
  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour for making bilo-bilo
  • ½ cup water for making bilo-bilo
  • 800 ml coconut milk
  • 2 cups water or more as needed
  • 1 medium taro cut into cubes
  • 1 medium yellow sweet potato cut into cubes
  • 1 medium purple sweet potato cut into cubes, alternatively you can use white sweet potato
  • ½ cup glutinous rice
  • 3 pcs plantain banana saba, cut into cubes
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ube flavor
  • ½ cup ripe jackfruit cut into strips


  • In a pot over medium heat, combine the water and tapioca pearl. Bring to boil and cook until transparent. Rinse with cold water, drain and set aside.
  • To make the glutinous rice bowl, mix the glutinous rice flour and water in a bowl until it forms a dough. Scoop about a teaspoon of the dough, roll and shape it into small balls. Set aside.
  • Using a large pot over medium heat, combine the coconut milk, water, taro, sweet potatoes and glutinous rice. Bring to boil and cook until the rice is half-cook. Remember to stir occasionally to avoid it from sticking at the bottom.
  • Put the banana and add more water if it becomes too sticky. Add the sugar and drop the glutinous rice balls one by one. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes until the rice balls are soft.
  • Add 1 tsp ube flavor, cooked tapioca pearl and ripe jack fruit. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes while stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat, transfer into a serving bowl and serve it warm. Alternatively, you may let it cool completely and put inside the refrigerator to serve cold.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5403IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg