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Bakwan Jamur - Mushroom Fritters

Bakwan (fritters) is among the most popular snacks and side dish consumed in Indonesia. The most basic one is made with a mixture of cabbage and carrot, though shrimp and corn are also popular choices. For this recipe, I am choosing to use white button mushrooms to make my fritters. It is a very unusual choice, but I love the result. Mushroom is a very meaty vegetables, and this can be easily served as main dish for vegetarians.

Bakwan Jamur - Mushroom Fritters

Bakwan Jamur - Mushroom Fritters

Another different between this recipe and other typical bakwan recipe is that I choose pan frying instead of deep frying. I think pan frying tastes just as good, especially for me who doesn’t really like deep frying. If you want a more authentic and traditional approach, stick to deep frying, otherwise, feel free to pan fry :)

Bakwan Jamur - Mushroom Fritters

Bakwan Jamur - Mushroom Fritters

Bakwan Jamur - Mushroom Fritters

5.0 from 4 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Serves: 4

Print Recipe


  • 200 gram all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground white/black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 200 ml water
  • 250 gram white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 serrano chilies, remove seeds and minced (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together all purpose flour, eggs, salt, sugar, pepper, coriander, and water into a thick paste.
  2. Add mushroom, garlic, scallions, and chilies into the batter. Mix well.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoon oil in a skillet/frying pan on medium heat. Drop ladleful of mushroom mixture into frying pan, cook until both sides are golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat until all the mushroom mixture is used up.
  4. Serve hot with chili sauce of your choice, or as is.
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  • Tuty Tuty says:

    These look delicious. I have not tasted mushroom fritters before. I need to bookmark this to try. Thanks for sharing.

    • Anita Anita says:

      I hope you will love it as much as I do :)

  • Bec Bec says:

    My kids love fritters, and mushroom recipes are always a winner. Thank you!

    • Anita Anita says:

      You are welcome Bec. I hope your kids will like this too :)

  • Mark Mark says:

    These are absolutely delicious, Anita! :D

    • Anita Anita says:

      Thanks! I always feel happy when a recipe is well liked :)

  • het het says:

    looks delish! i so have to try this

  • Dina Dina says:

    Made these yesterday. They were delicious, thank you!

  • Yolanda Yolanda says:

    Just made this... delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, Anita! Greetings from Oslo 😊

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