Bakwan sambal kacang

Bakwan is an Indonesian fried meal consisting of vegetables and batter. Bakwan usually refer to vegetable fritter snack, commonly sold by gorengan (Indonesian fritter) traveling street vendors. The ingredients is vegetables; usually beansprouts, shredded cabbages and carrots, battered and deep fried in cooking oil. Sambal kacang is mixture of chilli with garlic, shallot, sugar, salt, crushed fried peanuts, and water. The simple version only employ cabe rawit (chilli), crushed fried peanuts and water.

Additional info

Difficulty level:
4 - 6
Preparation time:
20 minutes
Cooking time:
20 minutes


200-250 grams of white cabbage
3-4 carrots
200-250 grams of flour
1-2 eggs
1 onion or red onion (or purple onion)
2-3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
1/2-1 teaspoon of turmeric powder or curry powder
1 teaspoon of ginger powder
chili peppers, at will
2-3 tablespoons of roasted peanut
30-50 grams of palm sugar
1 teaspoon of tamarind paste
1,5-2 teaspoons of salt
cooking oil, for deep-frying
cucumbers, optional

Prepare the ingredients.



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