Gado Gado Recipe = Indonesian Typical Dish=
This special, practical and original Gado Gado recipe, Indonesian nation pride, is very popular and will give you a mixture and different taste of an exotic dish since you have lots of ingredients that contain much carbohydrate (rice and potatoes), proteins (tofu and eggs) and vitamins (several kinds of vegetables). This dish is so tasty and will be really a satisfying meal for you!!
Gado Gado is a traditional food from Indonesia that is well-known for its sweet and spicy peanut sauce poured on top of many kinds of boiled /steamed and fresh vegetables along with some other Indonesian side dishes like lontong ( Indonesian log-long shape rice cake), tempe ( Indonesian fermented soy bean cake) , and tofu. On its very top of this dish after the poured spicy peanut sauce, Gado –Gado is completed with ready- made fried shallots and Kerupuk Udang (Shrimp Crackers).
In Indonesia, jokingly people say that Gado Gado is the Indonesian style of Western Salad. But, not like Salad that is an appetizer, Gado Gado is a Main Course, since you have the log-long shape rice cake (Lontong) although you can have Gado Gado with steamed rice, too. Maybe you are wondering what Gado-Gado means. Word by word, Gado-Gado means Mix-Mix, so actually, as described previously, Gado-Gado is a mixed of many kinds of ingredients in one very tasty and mouthwatering dish.
Gado-Gado is very popular in Indonesia that you can find, buy and enjoy Gado-Gado from street sellers, side-street food stalls and luxurious restaurants to high end restaurant hotels. Several regions in Indonesia have their own style and have almost the same dishes like Gado-Gado.
For examples, in West Java, the dish which is similar to Gado-Gado is called Karedok that use fresh or raw vegetables only instead of steamed or boiled vegetables. In Central Java, people usually call it “Pecel”.
What you are about to find out on how to make is Gado Gado Surabaya or Gado Gado Siram. “Siram” means “Pour” and different from Gado Gado in West Java, Gado-Gado Surabaya use a pre-made peanuts sauce and some vegetables are boiled or steamed and some others are fresh while in West Java, the sellers will grind the peanut sauce right away after you order Gado-Gado and all the vegetables are boiled or steamed . Now, let’s focus on Gado Gado Siram Surabaya.
HOW MANY CALORIES PER SERVING :
COURSE : MAIN COURSE
CUISINE : ASIAN (INDONESIAN)
KEYWORD : GADO GADO RECIPE
SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE
CALORIES : 602 CALORIES
FOR THE BLANCHED OR STEAMED SEVERAL KINDS OF VEGETABLES :
- 4-5 cm long chopped of String or Long green beans
- Shredded Cabbage
- Bean sprouts
FOR THE FRESH VEGETABLES :
- Wedged tomato
- Sliced cucumber
SOME OTHER INGREDIENTS :
- Boiled and wedged eggs
- Boiled and sliced potatoes
- Baked or Fried Tempe
- Baked or fried Tofu
- Pre-made or ready-to-use fried shallots
- Chopped 1 cm thick of Log-long shape rice cake ( Lontong)
- Some Melinjo nut crackers (Emping)
- Some shrimp crackers
FOR THE GADO GADO SAUCE :
- 300 g of fried or roasted peanuts
- 10 cloves of stir-fried, fried or roasted garlic
- 1000 ml of coconut milk
- 10 deseeded and stir-fried or fried red chilies
- 1 block or 62.5 grams of coconut sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons of melted in a little amount of water of rice flour
- 1 teaspoon of toasted terasi ( dried shrimp paste)
FOR THE SAMBAL (HOT SPICY CHILI SAUCE) :
- 20 of boiled or steamed red bird eye chilies
- Sea salt to your taste
- ½ teaspoon of sugar
- In the food processor or Blender, the roasted peanuts, garlic, red chilies, coconut sugar, a half part of coconut milk and “terasi” (dried shrimp paste) are processed.
- Prepare a sauce pot. The processed mixture and the remaining of coconut milk are mixed in the sauce pot. Next, turn on the gas stove to low-medium heat. And then, on a gas stove, they are stirred once in a while.
- The sauce is cooked to a boil. And then, the volume of gas stove is reduced a little bit until the surface of the sauce becomes a little bit oily. The rice flour mixture is put into the sauce pot and for the next 5 minutes, it is kept on stirring until there are bubbles. After that, it is removed from the gas stove.
- If you think the sauce is too thick, put a little amount of water into the sauce pot. It is advisable to always taste the sauce before you remove it from the gas stove, so the salt or coconut sugar can be put into the sauce to suit to your taste buds.
- It is recommended to serve the Gado Gado sauce when it is warm and warm it up if it is already cold.
- If there is some leftover of the Gado Gado sauce, it can be kept in a jar and put it in the fridge for future use.
FOR THE HOT SPICY CHILI SAUCE ( SAMBAL) :
- In a food processor/ Blender, all the ingredients are mixed or the all ingredients are ground /pounded with a mortar and a pestle.
FOR SERVING GADO GADO / HOW TO SERVE GADO GADO :
- Prepare a plate. It is recommended to follow this order of placing the ingredients of Gado Gado on the plate. First, slices of Log Long shape of cake rice (Lontong) are put and followed by steamed vegetables, boiled potatoes, slices of fried tempe (Indonesian fermented soy bean cake) and slices of tofu, wedges of boiled eggs, wedges of tomatoes, slices of cucumber and fresh lettuce. The warm Gado-Gado sauce is poured evenly on the ingredients and then after that the Gado- Gado is beautifully decorated by pouring the fried shallots, crushed shrimp crackers and emping/melinjo nuts crackers over the Gado-gado sauce evenly, too. The Hot spicy Chili Sauce ( Sambal) is just put on the side of the plate since people have their own level of spiciness. You may have or may have not Hot Spicy Chili Sauce with your Gado-Gado Siram Surabaya. Enjoy!!