Lontong sayur - indonesian cooked vegetables in coconut milk with rice cake

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Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy
A delicious Indonesian recipe.


4 servings
- 500 g bamboo shoot strips

- 10 petai, sliced

- 250 g shrimps, peeled

- 1 tofus, cut each into 20 smaller pieces

- 1 block tempe, cut into small bite-sized pieces

- 2 lemongrass, bruised

- 3 cm galangal, bruised

- 2 Indonesian bay leaves

- 1 teaspoon ground dried shrimp (Indonesian: ebi)

- 2 pkgs cream coconut powder

- 1.5 L homemade shrimp

- lontongs, cut into bite-sized pieces

- oil to stir fry

Spices to grind into a paste

- 6 shallots

- 3 cloves garlics

- 3 red chillies

- 3 candlenuts (Indonesian: kemiri)

- 1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste (Indonesian: terasi, Malay: belachan), roasted


Step 1

In a pot, combine water, 1 tablespoon sugar and bamboo shoots, cook until boiling, and drain. Deep fry or bake tempe and tofu until done.

Step 2

Combine shrimp stock and 1 package of coconut cream powder; stir occasionally. Bring to a boil and set aside.

Step 3

Cooking : Stir fry spices paste/ground ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, add salam leaves, galangals, and lemongrasses, cook for another 1 minutes until fragrant.

Step 4

Add stink beans, bamboo shoot, tempe, tofu and another package of coconut cream powder, stir until mixed.

Step 5

Add shrimp stock and shrimp, stir and boil for another 5-10 minutes or until the shrimps are done.

Step 6

Serve with lontong, sambal and kerupuks (any kind of kerupuks, either tapioca or shrimp ones).

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