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Binignit, a 'Good Friday' snack on Lenten Season.

11:16:00 PM Meschel 0 Comments


Binignit is a traditional snack on Good Friday for most Pinoys. When Lenten season starts, most Filipino families are getting ready for meatless meals or snacks on Fridays until Easter. This traditional healthy snack has many names in the Philippines. It is called ginataang halo-halo for Tagalog, binignit for Visayan people, tabirak for Maranaos, dinuldog for people in Siquijor and Negros Oriental, and sindol for Maguindanaos. Binignit is a dessert soup cooked in glutinous rice, coconut milk, sabá bananas, sweet potato, taro, and other ingredients.


The following are the ingredients and easy steps to cooking this yummy snack on Lent. But you can make this any time of the year as long as the ingredients are available.


  • 1/8 kg glutinous rice
  • 1/8 kg black rice (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 medium-size grated coconut 
  • 1/4 kg taro/ube, diced
  • 1/4 kg saba banana, diced
  • 2 pcs sweet potato/kamote
  • 5 packs of pearls, different colors
  • 1/16 kg landang 
  1. Wash and cook the glutinous rice with landang until tender. Approximately 30 minutes cooking time using a pressure cooker.
  2. Add the diced ube, kamote, banana, pearls, and brown sugar. Bring to simmer for another 10-15 minutes until tender.
  3. Lastly, add the coconut milk and bring it to boil for 1-2 minutes. Let the dessert cool down and serve.