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Inspired by an Indian snack, denderam has become a popular Hari Raya kuih


THE Indians call it adhirasam while the Malays refer to it as denderam, peniaram or cucur peneram. This sweetmeat originated from South India and is widely eaten during celebrations such as weddings and Deepavali.

How the Malays adopted adhirasam and changed the name to denderam, however, remains a mystery. Despite its unique back story, denderam is a must in many homes during the Hari Raya celebration.

Southern & Eastern Region , Denderam

   

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