Indonesian Food Recipe: Spicy Fried Tempe


Spicy Fried Tempe

Ingredients for spicy fried tempe:

  • 2 cakes fermented soybean cake (tempe), cut in long narrow strips and deep fried
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup fried peanuts
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 red chilies, sliced
  • 2.5 cm (1 in) galangal (lengkuas), peeled and sliced
  • 5 tbl chopped palm sugar
  • 3 tbl water
  • 1 tbl tamarind juice
  • Salt to taste

Directions :

  1. Prepare the tempe and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil and saut the shallots, garlic, chilies and galangal for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the palm sugar, water and tamarind juice and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Put in the tempe and peanuts, cook and stirring frequently, until sauce has reduced and caramelized.
  5. Season to taste with salt.


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