Gado Gado (Vegetable Salad with Peanut Sauce) Recipe

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This was a recipe that I learn on my last trip to Indonesia.
Back home I’ve tried and it came out fine and delicious!!
It’s easy to adapt with national ingredients!

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  • 100 g long beans, cut and blanched
  • 1 cup beansprouts, blanched
  • 100 g spinach, blanched
  • ¼ small cabbage, chopped and blanched
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced and blanched
  • 4 squares hard beancurd, deep fried and sliced
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, cut in wedges
  • 2 tbsp fried shallots
  • Peanut Sauce
  • 500 g deep-fried peanuts (I used crunch peanut butter!)
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 10 bird’s-eye chillies, sliced
  • 8 cm kencur, peeled and chopped
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • ½ cup sweet soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 tbsp fried shallots
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  1. Prepare the sauce by blending first four ingredients until coarse.
  2. Put in pan with all other ingredients except fired shallots and lime juice.
  3. Simmer over very low heat for 1 hour, stirring to prevent sticking (if you use peanut butter this will be faster).
  4. Sit in lime juice and shallots just before use.
  5. Arrange all vegetables on a dish and pour over the sauce.
  6. Garnish with beancurd and eggs, sprinkle with shallots and serve with deep-fried krupuk.


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  • Mihir Shah
    February 11, 2008
    I absolutely love this dish; used to have it at my grandmother's house. Great for a big weekend lunch and for parties. Thanks for sharing!

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