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... :)

Berengkes Ikan Sumatera Selatan (Grilled Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaves)


500 grams of fish fillet

25 ml Javanese Tamarind Water

1 stalk lemongrass, slice thinly

2 tbsp lime juice

30 ml frying oil or peanut oil

2 tsp salt or according to your taste

Banana leaves for wrapping

Stick to attach the package

Grind Spices (using blender or traditional Javanese pestle and mortar) :

0 shallots, roughly sliced

3 cloves garlic, roughly sliced

5 red chillies, cut into pieces

5 panbroiled (fried without oil) hazelnut

1.5 tsp fried shrimp paste

salt to taste

How to:

1. Smear the fish with lime juice and salt. Marinate for 30 minutes.

2. Wash the fish and drain.

3. Mix the grind spices with lemongrass, tamarind water, and oil. Mix well.

4. Smear the fish evenly with the mixed spices.

5. Wrap the fish inside banana leaf. Hook both ends with a stick.

6. Prepare the coals, grill the fish while flipping through until fully cooked.

Recipe sources:
Masakan Ikan & Seafood Nusantara by Sufi S.Y.

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Exotic Indonesian Recipe : Pepes Tahu (Steamed Tofu Wrapped in Banana Leaves)


2 pieces of tofu

50 grams of teri (small dried fish),

3 cloves of garlic

3 tbsp grated young coconut

1 green tomato

5 green chilis

1 large onion

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

spring onion



bay leaves

banana leaves.


1. Chop the tomatoes

2. Crush the garlic

3. Chop the large onion and spring onion

4. Splint the chilis into two

5. Smash tofu then mix with all ingredients except for banana leaves.

6. Scoop 3-5 spoons of tofu then add 1 piece of bay leaves and cover it with the banana leaves.

7. Repeat until you have run out of tofu

8. Heat steamer then steam tofu for 20-30 min.

9. Serve with warm jasmine rice.

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Pindang Patin ( Spicy and Sour Silver CatFish)

Patin fish (Silver Catfish) is a kind of freshwater fish that lives in river. It has a unique shape. Patin lives at the bottom of the river and starts hunting food during night.

Patin habitat is found in Riau Province, Indonesia. According to the local community, the fish used to be found only at The Indragiri River, River Siak, Sungai Kampar and Rokan River.

Patins that are fished from these rivers have a unique and distinctive aroma. In addition, fish from these rivers usually have longer and heavier sizes. In the era of 1970s to 1980s, the Riau people still see the patin fish length up to one meter more. Now, the original patin fish from the river is rarely found.

When the patin fish is cooked with right combination of spices, the aroma can arouse appetite . Thus, in a number of food stalls in Riau, they put patin fish dishes as one of the favorite Melayu Cuisines, such as "curry patin fish" and "spicy and sour patin fish".


1 kg Patin Fish (Silver Catfish), cleaned. Cut into 2 pieces, smear with 1 tbsp lime juice for about 15 minutes. Rinse.

3 stalks lemongrass, crushed

3 bay leaves

5 cm ginger, crushed

5 cm galangal, crushed

3 red tomatoes, cut into 4 pieces

5 green tomatoes, cut into 4 pieces

2 red chilli, finely sliced ± 2 cm

15 bird's eye chili

25 g basil leaves

3 tbsp tamarind water

2 tbsp sweet soy sauce

2 tbsp brown sugar

Salt to taste

Sugar to taste

Grind spices:

5 red chilies

6 cloves garlic

6 shallots

How to :

1. Boil grind spices, bay leaves, lemongrass, ginger, and galangal with 1250 cc of water in medium flame.

2. Add Patin Fish (Catfish) and other ingredients, add salt according to taste.

3. Continue to boil until fully cooked.


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Stir Fried Chayote with Shrimp (Tumis Labu Siam dengan Udang)


2 tbsp oil to stir fry

200 gr medium sized shrimps

3 pcs chayote peeled, and cut into matchstick

100 cc thick coconut milk

salt to taste

Grind Spices:

6 shallots

2 cloves garlic

2 red chili,

6 pcs of ebi (dried small sized shrimps)

1 tomato fruit

How to:

1. Stir fry grind spices until fragrant, add shrimps, continue to fry until shrimps change color.

2. Add chayote, continue to stir fry evenly until cooked.

3. Pour coconut milk, add salt.

4. Stir until cooked.

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