Going Gado-gado! Easy Recipe for Indonesia’s Very Own Salad

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | 11:11 WIB
  • Indonesia’s Gado-gado has it all, literally!

    Indonesia's very own salad, the gado-gado
    Indonesia's very own salad, the gado-gado

    Kitchenesia.com - It is a vibrant combination of multilayered vegetables that can be eaten with basically anything: tofu, rice, or even prawn cracker.

    The wild thing about this delightful dish is the peanut dressing that not only taste heavenly, but also rich in nutrients.

    The good news is, everyone can make Gado-gado, including you!


    200 gr potato, boiled, peeled, and diced

    100 gr soft tofu, fried and diced

    100 gr tempeh (soya chip), fried and diced

    200 gr morning glory, boiled and drained

    100 gr spinach, boiled and drained

    1 small-sized chayote, sliced into small batons, boiled and drained

    2 carrots, sliced into small batons, boiled and drained

    2 cucumbers, diced

    50 gr bean sprouts, boiled

    100 gr green cabbage, sliced and boiled

    Vegetable oil for deep-frying

    Ingredients for Peanut Sauce

    300 gr raw shelled peanut, boiled and grinded

    ½ teaspoon salt

    100 gr brown sugar, grinded

    600 ml boiled water

    1 tablespoon lime juice

    2 cayenne pepper

    2 red chillie

    2 garlic cloves

    Complementary Ingredients

    3 tablespoon fried shallot

    100 gr cassava crackers

    100 gr emping chips/ bitter nut crackers

    3 hard-boiled egg, sliced

    Cooking Steps

    1. To make the peanut sauce, fried the peanut until it looks golden. Then place the fried peanut in a blender, process until it produces oil.

    2. Place all of the sauce ingredients (excluding pried peanut) in a blender and process until it makes a fine a paste. Heat the oil in a medium heat frying pan. Place the paste and stir while adding boiled water, lime juice, and peanuts.

    3. To make gado-gado, mix all of the vegetables and hand-grind with traditional mortar and pestle, macerate them with peanut sauce while grinding.

    4. Serve Gado-gado with complimentary.

    David Togatorop
    David Togatorop


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