• made of whole grain (sticky rice) that is steamed, soaked in water, steamed again, and then shaped into slabs, cylinders, disks with raised edges, and other forms
  • may be decorated with colored rice or colored sugar syrup
  • most common type of dry rice cake (jaja tuh), usually made just for offerings
  • after steaming begina is dried in the sun until it is crisp, after which it can be stored for a long time. When ready for use, the cakes are fried, during which time they expand. Begina that has been scorched is called sisig, and is an important ingredient in the offering called tepung tawar.
  • easily recognizable because individual rice grains are clearly visible
Alus sor
Alus mider
Alus madya
Alus singgih
Bali dataran dialect
Bali aga dialect

Usage Examples

Gede: "Yee Bu Komang, ngudiang nike buk ?"

Bu Komang: "Tiang ngoreng jaja" Gede: "Jaja napi nike buk?"

Bu Komang: "Jaja begina"
[example 1]
Gede: "Hey Mrs. Komang, what are you doing?"

Mrs. Komang: "I'm frying a snack" Gede: "What is that?"

Mrs. Komang: "Begina snack"

Meme ngoreng jaja begina lakar anggon banten galungan.
No translation exists for this example.

⚙ Usage examples pulled from the Virtual Library

In Balinese:   Ring panglimbak jagat sakadi mangkin, krama Bali nenten wantah nagingin woh-wohan ring bebantenan punika, sakewanten makueh sane nagingin jaja sakadi jaja uli, jaja begina, jaja kukus, jaja bolu miwah sane lianan.

In English:  

In Indonesian:  
  1. Eka Yuda Sanjaya