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... :)

Ikan Asam Pedas (Hot And Sour Fish)


  • 2 Pounds Fish,Cubed Any Kind
  • 1 Lime Lime Juice
  • Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Medium Shallot
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Galangal
  • 2 Medium Jalapeno
  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Oil
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 20 Leaves Mint, Shredded

How To:

  • Marinate fish in lime juice and salt and pepper for 1 hour.
  • Place in blender, garlic, shallots, ginger, galangal, jalepenoes, tumeric, oil and water.
  • Process into paste, transfer to frying pan and saute for 5 minutes, add fish and saute for 10 minutes.
  • Serve over rice and sprinkle with mint.

Gulai Ayam (Chicken in Chili Gravy)

Ingredients :

  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 stalk Lemon grass, bruised
  • 3 Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 3 cm Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1/2 Nutmeg
  • 2 Cardamoms, bruised
  • 1 kg Chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 50g Shredded coconut, roasted, pounded
  • 1 lt Coconut milk from 3/4 coconut
  • 1 piece Asam Gelugur or 1 tbsp tamarind juice

    Spices (ground):

    • 10 Red Chillies
    • 1 tsp Peppercorns
    • 1 tbsp Coriander, roasted
    • 1/2tsp Cummin, roasted
    • 1/4tsp Aniseed
    • 2 tsp Chopped turmeric
    • 2 tsp Chopped ginger
    • 1 tsp Chopped galangal
    • 4 cloves Garlic
    • 8 Shallots
    • Salt


    • Heat oil and sauté ground spices with lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cardamoms until fragrant.
    • Add the chicken pieces.
    • Add shredded coconut and mix well.
    • Then pour in coconut milk and asam gelugur.
    • Cook until the chicken is tender and the gravy has thickened.
    • If you prefer, add 300 grams peeled and quartered potatoes to the gravy along with the chicken.
    • Serve hot.

      Ayam Petis (Petis Chicken)


      3 tbsp Groundnut oil (or sunflower)
      1 Big onion sliced into rings
      1 md Chicken cut up
      3 cloves garlic
      1 tbsp Shrimp paste
      2 tsp Sambal Ulek (see separate -recipe)
      1/2 tsp Tumeric
      3/4 cc Coconut milk (thin)
      1 tsp Brown sugar
      2 tbp Lemon juice
      1/4 lb Peeled shrimp
      1 tbsp Coriander


      1. Dry the chicken.
      2. Heat oil stir fry the onion.
      3. Add garlic petis sambal tumeric salt and pepper. Stir and then add chicken.
      4. Stirring constantly add the coconut milk. Bring to a boil then reduce and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
      5. Remove chicken and leave sauce. Boil until it thickens. Then add sugar and lemon juice.
      6. Add shrimp and cook for about 3-4 minutes... until cooked.
      7. Present with chicken covered in sauce and
      decorate with coriander.

      Yield: 6 Servings

      Sambal Goreng Ati dan Ampela (Fried Chicken Gizzard and Liver)


      4 pairs of chicken's livers and gizzards
      5 pieces of shallots
      3 pieces of garlic
      5 pieces of red chili peppers
      4 cm galangal
      10 gr shrimp paste
      1 cup of coconut milk
      1 board of petai, salt and pepper.

      1. Cut liver and gizzards into bite sized pieces
      2. Skin shallots and garlic.
      3. Brown shrimp paste
      4. Grind finely shallots, garlic, red chili peppers, shrimp paste
      5. Brown these spices and galangal, mix them evenly
      6. Add liver and gizzard pieces, and salt and pepper to taste
      7. Mix evenly and add coconut milk, let it simmer for 3 minutes.

      Kari Ayam Indonesia ( Indonesian Chicken Curry )

      Indonesian curry evolves from Indian curry. It was believed that curry was introduced by Indian traders who traded in South East Asia, that's why many countries in South East Asia have various curry dishes including Indonesia.

      Indonesian curry has evolved through times and been adjusted to Indonesian tounges... Indonesian curry in my opinion tastes and smells lighter than Indian curry, let's try :)

      Ingredients :

      1 Chicken, cut into 8 pieces

      1 tbsp Lime juice or tamarind juice

      1 tsp Salt

      3 tbsp Oil

      3 Shallots, finely sliced

      3 cm Cinnamon stick

      1 Star anise

      2 Cloves

      2 Cardamoms

      1 stalk Lemon grass, bruised

      2 Pandanus leaves, shredded, knotted

      5 Curry leaves

      500 cc Coconut milk from 1 1/2 coconuts

      3 tbsp Roasted shredded coconut, pounded

      Spices (ground) :

      3 Candlenuts, roasted

      1 tbsp Coriander

      1 tsp Cumin, roasted

      1 tsp Aniseed

      1/8 Nutmeg

      10 Red chilies

      6 Shallots

      3 cloves Garlic

      1 tsp Chopped turmeric

      2 tsp Chopped ginger

      1 tbsp Salt

      Method :
      1. Rub the chicken with lime or tamarind juice and salt.
      2. Let it stand for 15 minutes.
      3. Heat oil and sauté shallots until golden brown, then add ground spices, whole spices, lemon grass, pandanus leaves, curry leaves and chicken.
      4. Cook for a few minutes, then add coconut milk and pounded coconut.
      5. Continue to cook, stirring from time to time until the chicken is cooked and the gravy is thick and oily.
      6. Serve with rice.
      Fulfill your desire for more of Indonesian Food Adventure, Read the Guide First...
      "Lonely Planet World Food: Indonesia (Lonely Planet World Food Guides)"