Make Soft And Delicious Odading

Odading / Beautiful Pillow Buns
Making tender and delicious odading is an art that requires a mix of skill, knowledge, and a bit of craftsmanship. Odading is a typical Indonesian snack made from flour dough that is fried until golden in color and has a soft texture on the inside. With the right steps, you can create the perfect odading to enjoy with family and friends. Let's explore how to make fluffy and delicious odading in a step by step guide.

Materials Needed

Before starting the odading process, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients. Here is a list of materials that are commonly used:

  • Wheat flour (usually medium protein flour) - about 250 grams
  • Instant yeast - 1 teaspoon
  • Thick coconut milk - about 250 ml
  • Garden sugar - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - half a teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Steps for Making Odading

Here are the steps to make soft and delicious odading:

1. Making Dough

Combine flour, instant yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Stir until the ingredients are evenly mixed. Add thick coconut milk little by little while continuing to stir. The goal is to make the dough soft and not too thick. Make sure the mixture is thoroughly mixed and there are no lumps.

2. Resting the Dough

Once the mixture is thoroughly mixed, cover the bowl with a clean cloth or plastic wrap. Let the dough rest for about 1-2 hours or until the dough is fluffy and fluffy. This resting process will help create a fluffy texture to the odading.

3. Frying Odading

After the dough has risen, heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot enough, take a pinch of the mixture using a ladle and pour it into the hot oil. You can make the size of the odading according to your taste. Be sure not to fry too much odading at once, so as not to disturb the temperature of the oil.

4. Setting Fire

It is important to control the fire when frying the odading. Too much heat can make the odading brown quickly on the outside but still raw on the inside. Use medium heat to ensure the odading is cooked perfectly on the inside and golden on the outside.

5. Fry Both Sides

Fry the odading until golden underneath, then flip the odading to fry the other side. Make sure both sides of the odading are cooked and evenly colored. Once cooked, remove the odading and drain excess oil by placing it on absorbent paper.

6. Serve and Enjoy

Soft and delicious odading is ready to be served. You can add a sprinkling of granulated sugar on top before serving to give the odading a special sweet touch. Enjoy warm odading with family and friends.

Additional Tips

- If the dough is too thick, you can add a little coconut milk or water to achieve the desired consistency.
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the odading. Less hot oil can make odading absorb too much oil.
- Don't flip through the odading too often when scraping ng so as not to lose the tenderness in it.
- If you want a variety of flavors, you can add grated coconut or sesame into the dough before frying.
- Always supervise the frying process so that the odading doesn't get too brown or burnt.


Making soft and delicious odading requires attention to detail and the quality of the ingredients used. By following the steps above and using quality ingredients, you can create delicious and appetizing odading. Make the odading process a fun and creative experience, and feel free to experiment with different flavors. Good luck.