Tempeh Mendoan - Deep Fried Tempeh with Spiced Batter

5.0 from 8 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 8


  • 450 gram (1 lb.) soybeans tempeh, cut into thin slices (I cut mine into 12-16 slices)
  • oil for deep frying
  • Spiced batter
  • 125 gram all-purpose flour (Indonesian: tepung terigu)
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour (Indonesian: tepung beras)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (Indonesian: bubuk ketumbar)
  • 2 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih), grated
  • 2 scallions (Indonesian: daun bawang), cut into thin sliced
  • 200 ml water
  • Chili sauce (mix together the following ingredients)
  • 4 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis)
  • 2 to 5 red Thai chilies (Indonesian: cabe rawit merah), seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih), minced


  1. Heat enough oil in a pot/frying pan for deep frying.
  2. Combine all batter ingredients in a mixing bowl, make sure to remove all the lumps.
  3. Once the oil is ready, dip each slice of tempeh in the batter and deep fry until crispy.
  4. Arrange the fried tempeh on a serving plate and serve with the chili sauce.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.