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Tahu Petis

  • Easy
  • Spicy
  • Low Cost

Serve: 5 Person

Deep fry tofu served with sambal made of naturally delicious shrimp sauce

  • 5 piece medium size tofu
  • 1 glass (200 ml) water
  • 3 clove garlic, ground to a paste
  • Salt
  • Cooking oil
  • Bird's eye chilies

Sambal Petis:

  • 3 clove garlic, ground to a paste
  • 1 thumb-size greater galangal, crushed
  • 7 tablespoon shrimp sauce
  • ½ glass (100 ml) water
  • 3 tablespoon coconut sugar, shredded
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon rice flour, diluted in 3 tablespoon water
  • Cooking oil

Deep fry tofu served with naturally delicious sambal petis made of shrimp sauce


  1. Marinate tofu in water, garlic and salt mixture. Set aside for awhile.
  2. Heat enough oil to fry in a wok. Deep fry tofu until golden brown. Remove from heat, and strain. 
  3. Sambal Petis: Heat a little oil on a pan. Sauté garlic and greater galangal until fragrant, add in shrimp paste, mix well.
  4. Add in water, coconut sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil. Add in rice flour mixture, stir until it thickens. Turn off heat, remove and leave to cool.
  5. Cut tofu into half ensuring both are not completely separated. Place on a flat plate with the cut sides facing upward, and pour sambal petis in the middle. Serve with bird's eye chili.
Dapur Rasamasa

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


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