My Collections of Original Indonesian Recipes...

I just want to give you a big welcome...

In this blog i dedicate to give you the best of Original Indonesian Recipes...

Indonesian food comes from many sources of ingredients and spices, from various kinds of chillies, ginger, shallot, turmeric to coconut milk. Combining those natural spicy ingredients provides you unique dishes from Indonesia, the islands of spices...

To All food lovers, I really encourage you to try the taste of Indonesian foods, most of them are spicy and have exotic tastes you've never experienced before, I'm serious...
They're really worth trying... :)

Sate Padang ( Padang Satay )

Never have innards as your meal ?? It's your time to try...
Never judge before you taste some...

Innards are common ingredients in Indonesian menus...

  • 200g Brisket
  • 800g Innards (heart, tripe, intestines, liver, lung)
  • 2 1/2 liters Water
  • 4 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 stalk Lemon grass, bruised
  • 1 Turmeric leaf
  • 1 piece Dried sour fruit (Garcinia cambogia)
  • Skewers
  • 1-2 tbsp Oil
  • 50g Rice flour & 1 tbsp cornflour for each 500cc stock
  • Fried shallots for garnishing
Spices (ground)
  • 8 Red Chillies
  • 2 tsp Coriander, roasted
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin, roasted
  • 6 Shallots
  • 1 tsp Chopped turmeric
  • 1 tsp Chopped ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Chopped galangan

Method :
  1. Boil the brisket and innards until half-cooked.
  2. Then add ground spices, kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass, turmeric leaf and dried sour fruit.
  3. Add hot water if necessary.
  4. Simmer until the meat is tender.
  5. Remove brisket and innards and cut into 1 X 2 X 3 cm pieces.
  6. Thread meat onto the skewers, making sure that every, skewer has brisket and various innards.
  7. Brush with oil and grill over hot charcoal until dry.
  8. Thicken the remaining marinade with rice flour and cornflour mixed with a little water.
  9. Serve satay with ketupat (compressed rice cake) or lontong (rice dumplings).
  10. Pour hot sauce over the meat and sprinkle with fried shallots.

Nasi Goreng Istimewa (Special Fried Rice)

At last, the well known Fried Rice :)
It has enormous variants all across Indonesia. It's almost impossible to find out which one is the original style, the recipe i show you here is one of the variants. It is often made from the boiled rice which may have been left over from the previous night's meal. Don't use soft boiled rice fresh from the rice cooker, it will spoil the taste.

The recipe shown here is the plain fried rice (not so plain really since it has shrimp crackers and egg), you can add other stuff in it and create your own style...


  • 4 cups cooled cooked rice
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp shrimp paste
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tsp chilli
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt
  1. Slice the onion lengthwise, heat the oil and fry the onion, garlic, chilli and shrimp paste until the onion is soft. Add the rice and salt to taste. Mix thoroughly while constantly turning until every grain is coated. Then add the soya sauce and mix again until the colour is even throughout.
  2. The rice should have taken on a nice orange-red tinge from the chilli powder. Cooked meat or prawns can be added with the soya sauce. Onion crisps (Goreng Bawang) is used as a garnish.
  3. To make it 'istimewa' or special, a lightly fired egg, some cucumber slices and kerupuk (prawn crakers) are served on top of the rice.
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Ayam Semur Jawa (Javanese Sweet Chicken in Spicy Sauce)

When i was a kid, i used to have this dish for my lunch, it was one of my favorites...
But when i moved to another city for college i rarely find this menu...
It tastes sweet, a little bit sour, and aromatic... hmm can't wait to have one... :)

1 chicken
4 onions
2 cloves garlic
2 red lomboks (large chilies)
2 tbsp kecap manis (dark sweet soy sauce)
1 lime (juice)
3 cloves
250 ml chicken stock (see recipe)
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil

1. Cut the chicken into large pieces.
2. Cut the onions and the garlic fine.
3. Slice the lomboks into small rings.
4. Rub the chicken in with the kecap and the lime juce.
5. Heat in a wok the oil and fry the chicken golden brown.
6. Then add the remainig ingredients and let it simmer slowly for 30 minutes until its cooked.

Terong Balado (Indonesian Baked Eggplant in Chili Sauce)

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced or chopped
  • 4 tbs (50g) chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 (400ml) fresh ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5ml) salt
  • 2 tsp (10ml) fresh red hot chili peppers
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 2 tbs (30 ml) vegetable oil

  1. Cut the eggplant into long quarter-round strips. Bake them at 400F or 200C for 20-25 minutes, or until they are soft but not mushy.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the onion, garlic, tomatoes, salt, sugar, peppers, and water, and mash with a wooden spoon until it forms a coarse paste.
  3. Fry the tomato paste in the oil until the liquid is reduced (about 10 minutes).
  4. Pour the sauce over the eggplant, and serve immediately.
Servings : 6