Crispy & Crunchy Rempeyek Kacang Recipe


Crispy and crunchy crackers with peanuts are the perfect accompaniment to any meal. In India we have pappad and in Indonesia it is Rempeyek kacang, a complement to any Indonesian food. The crunchiness and savoury taste combined with some sambal enhances appetite and one just cannot get enough.ย  These crackers are also a perfect afternoon snack!


  • 2 cups raw peanuts without skin
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 1/2 cups rice flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • Some Oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder

Ingredients to grind:

  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 3 candlenuts
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar


  1. First, dry roast peanut for five minutes on a medium size pan.
  2. After it’s done, remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Prepare your food processor to grind the ingredients together.
  4. Grab a large mixing bowl and add in the flour, coconut milk, the paste that was previously ground, turmeric powder and coriander powder. All of these ingredients mixed together should form into a thin batter.
  5. Preheat the oil for deep frying (pan or pot should be deep enough to allow deep frying).
  6. Fry about a tablespoon of batter into the hot oil and wait until both sides turn golden brown. Remember to give the batter a stir each time you want to make a cracker.
  7. Be patient, as putting too many batters at once can overcrowd your pot. Work with one at a time.
  8. Remove fried crackers from the pan and place on paper towel to drain excess oil. Let them cool down completely before serving.

Easy, isnโ€™t it? These crackers taste deliciously savoury and a great addition to any Indonesian meal. Make a batch and watch it disappear. Its irresistible.

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