Urap-urap - indonesian blanched vegetables with spicy grated coconut

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Spicy Grated Coconut

3/4 cup dried unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup coconut milk

2 kaffir lime leaves, tore

lime or tamarind juice

Grind the rempah:

5 shallots

2 candlenuts, toasted

1 red pepper

5 bird's eye chilies

4 cm length kencur or known as kaempferia galangal, peeled

1 teaspoon terasi (Indonesian shrimp paste) if you are vegan/vegatarian, omit this

wing beans, cut as desired

water spinach (kangkung, cut as desired

chayote, cut as desired

long bean, cut as desired

bean sprouts

carrots, julliened

cabbage, shredded


  • Stir fry the rempah until fragrant. Add shredded coconut, kaffir lime leaves, salt and coconut milk. Keep stirring until the liquid evaporates.
  • Add lime/tamarind juice, reduce to low heat and stir for the next 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • Blanch all vegetables and drain. Mix with spicy grated coconut and serve.





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I have been looking for the Urap Urap recipe since I travelled in Indonesia, and I could not find it until now !!! thanks a lot !

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