Tempeh Goreng Lengkuas - Fried Tempeh in Galangal Sauce

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 8


  • 450 gram tempeh, cut into 1cm x 1cm x 2cm blocks
  • 2 bay leaves (Indonesian: daun salam)
  • 2 teaspoon palm sugar (Indonesian: gula Jawa)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 600 ml water
  • Grind the following into spice paste
  • 100 gram galangal (Indonesian: lengkuas)
  • 8 shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah)
  • 5 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih)
  • 3 candlenuts (Indonesian: kemiri)
  • 2 lemongrass (Indonesian: sereh)
  • 1 fresh turmeric (Indonesian: kunyit), peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander (Indonesian: bubuk ketumbar)


  1. Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Cook uncovered until all liquid has been absorbed by the tempeh. Turn off heat and set aside.
  2. Heat enough oil in a pot for deep frying. Fry the tempeh until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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