Crispy Tempe Mendoan, Quick and Easy Recipe to Jazz Up Plain Tempeh

Friday, 8 May 2020 | 15:40 WIB
  • Learn how to make Tempe Mendoan (deep-fried tempeh in spiced batter) for family's iftar dinner or with this step-by-step recipe!

    Learn how to make Tempe Mendoan (deep-fried tempeh in spiced batter) for family's iftar dinner or with this step-by-step recipe!
    Learn how to make Tempe Mendoan (deep-fried tempeh in spiced batter) for family's iftar dinner or with this step-by-step recipe!

    Kitchenesia.com - As the name suggests, Tempe Mendoan (deep-fried tempeh in spiced batter) is another variant of tempeh. It is coated with batter mixture that employs variants of spices, such as coriander and aromatic ginger. When you take a bite into it, you are treated with crispy skin contrasting flavours of savoury and sweet at the same time.

    Tempe Mendoan originates from Purwokerto, a highland town in Central Java. It is often eaten as a snack, with sambal petis (shrimp paste sambal) as a condiment.

    Let’s enjoy these delightful fritters alone with the no-fail recipe below.

    Prep time: 30 minutes

    Yields: 10 pieces

    Ingredients

    1 block of tempeh, sliced
    500 ml cooking oil

    For coating mixture:
    200 grams all-purpose flour
    50 grams rice flour
    200 ml water
    1 scallion stalk, minced

    For spice mixture:
    5 garlic cloves
    1 tsp coriander
    2 tsp salt
    1 cm piece of aromatic ginger


    Cooking Steps

    1. Place spice mixture in pestle and grind them using mortar until making a smooth paste.

    2. To make a coating mix: place all-purpose flour, rice flour, and water in a bowl. Mix using fork, add scallion, then mix again briefly.

    3. Dip tempeh into the coating mixture one by one. Make sure to coat every tempeh thoroughly. Fry them in a wok with medium flame. Remove from once the tempeh are brown.

    4. Serve Tempe Mendoan (deep-fried tempeh in spiced batter) as iftar dish. 

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