My Collections of Original Indonesian Recipes...

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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... :)

Kepiting Kari(Indonesian Curried Crab)


  • 4 crabs
  • 6 Shallots
  • 2 Stalks lemon grass
  • 2 tsp Tamarind
  • 1/2 cup Boiling water
  • 1 Handful coriander leaves
  • 3 Cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs Fresh galangal
  • 2 To 3 birdseye chillies, -seeded
  • 4 Candlenuts
  • 1 t Blachan
  • 1 t Tumeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbs Oil
  • 2 cups Coconut milk

  1. Cut the 4 crabs into quarters with a cleaver or large knife. With a hammer, gently crack the claws and harder sections of shell.
  2. Finely chop 6 shallots and 2 stalks lemon grass. Steep 2 teaspoons tamarind in half a cup of boiling water. Chop a handful of fresh coriander leaves.
  3. In a food processor, grind together 3 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon fresh galangal, 2-3 birdseye chillies, seeded, 4 candlenuts (or substitute 8-10 cashews) and 1 teaspoon blachan (hard dark brown shrimp paste), 1 teaspoon turmeric and salt and pepper to taste. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large wok or pan, and fry the paste until fragrant. Add shallots, lemon grass, crab pieces and 2 cups coconut milk.
  4. Simmer for quarter of an hour. Strain the tamarind water and add half to the sauce. Taste and add more if you wish. Ladle curvy into a serving dish and scatter the fresh coriander on top. Serve with plain rice.
Fulfill your desire for more of Indonesian Food Adventure, Read the Guide First...
"Lonely Planet World Food: Indonesia (Lonely Planet World Food Guides)"


Andaliman said...

I love this kepiting kari

kopidunia said...

Enaaaaaaak...mauuuuuuuuuuuu! Thanks for sharing :-)