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Gado Gado

  • Easy
  • Low Cost

Serve: 5 Person

Vegetarian meal topped with savoury peanut sambal

  • 3 long beans, cut to 2 cm and boiled
  • 1 green bean, cut to 2 cm and boiled
  • 3 pieces cabbage, cut into square and boiled
  • 1 handful beansprouts, blanched
  • 5 pieces lettuce, cut into squre and boiled
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 3 potatoes, boiled
  • 1 egg, boiled
  • 2 pieces tempeh, rubbed with tamarind juice and salt then fried
  • 2 pieces tofu, rubbed with tamarind juice and salt then fried

Peanut sambal

  • ¼ kg peanut
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 red chilies
  • 2 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
  • 1 glass coconut milk from ¼ coconut
  • 4 eyelets tamarind
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon salt


  • Fried shallots
  • Emping cracker
  • Crakers

Each vegetable is treated following the characteristic of each. Different shades greens, left raw for cucumber and lettuce, and blanched for the rest.


  1. Fry peanut, garlic, red chilies, coconut sugar and shrimp paste until fragrant and tender. Remove from heat.
  2. Place on a mortar, and grind to a paste.
  3. Pour santan onto a pan. Add in peanut paste, mix in vinegar and a little water. Boil while stirring it occasionally until the mixture releases oil.
  4. Arrange vegetables on a plate starting with lettuce, then cucumber, tempeh and tofu. Top with emping and crackers with sliced egg. Sprinkle with fried shallots.
Dapur Rasamasa

This recipe has been tested in Dapur Rasamasa (Rasamasa Kitchen)


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