Tempe Penyet Sambel Kencur (Bruised Tempe with Lesser Galangal Sambal)

At first glance I saw this dish you might think….just lesser galangal in sambal, what’s so special? But wait until you try it you would want to have more and more white rice with this humble dish.

Tempe Penyet Sambel Kencur

For 4 persons:

Tempe Goreng (Fried Tempe)

– 1 small block of tempe
– 2 clove garlic
– 1 tsp coriander seeds
– Salt
– Oil

– Cut tempe as you like.
– Grind garlic, coriander seeds and salt until smooth. Add a little bit of water.
– Soak tempe in the mixture for some time.
– Fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Sambal Kencur (Lesser Galangal Sambal)

– 1 clove garlic, fry for a bit
– 1 red chili
– 3 bird’s eye chili (more or less depending on your taste buds)
– 2 cm lesser galangal
– 1/2 tsp salt

– Pound all sambal ingredients with a pestle and mortar until smooth.
– Bruised tempe slightly on top of the sambal.
– Serve warm with steamed white rice and raw vegetables ie; cucumber, sweet basil, cabbage.

Source: My mother

1 comment to Tempe Penyet Sambel Kencur (Bruised Tempe with Lesser Galangal Sambal)

  • Pizza sMizza

    Mba, makasih utk resepnya, saya dah coba. Enak banget menemani nasi hangat dan sayur asem. Saya pakai kencur (yg bubuk) yg ternyata nama lainnya itu Cutcherry atau Zedoary.

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