Gado Gado | How to make Gado Gado

By Shyamala Kumar  |  20th Nov 2016  |  
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About Gado Gado Recipe

‘Gado Gado’ literally meaning “mix mix”, is an Indonesian salad of mixed vegetables with a peanut dressing. It is also a popular street food in Indonesia.

Gado Gado is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Gado Gado by Shyamala Kumar has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Gado Gado at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Gado Gado takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Gado Gado is a good option for you. The flavour of Gado Gado is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Gado Gado on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Gado Gado recipe on the page below.

Gado Gado

Ingredients to make Gado Gado

  • French Beans- 1/2 cup, cut lengthwise
  • cabbage- 1/2 cup, shredded
  • carrot- 1/2 cup, cut lengthwise
  • cauliflower florets- 1/2 cup
  • potato- 1/2 cup, cut lengthwise and soaked in water
  • cucumber- 1/2 cup, cut lengthwise
  • Bean sprouts- 1/2 cup
  • spinach- 10 to 15 baby leaves
  • Tofu- 100 grams, cut lengthwise
  • For peanut Sauce:
  • peanut- 1/2 cup
  • garlic- 3 or 4 cloves, peeled
  • shallots- 4 or 5, peeled
  • red chilly powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Brown sugar or Palm sugar- 1 teaspoon (I have used palm sugar)
  • salt to taste
  • tamarind Paste 1 tablespoon
  • Vegetable oil 2 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
  • water- 1 ½ cups approximately

How to make Gado Gado

  1. Wash and chop the vegetables as mentioned above. I have used the whole baby spinach leaves. If you are using large spinach leaves, torn them into pieces.
  2. Blanch French beans, carrots, cauliflower florets, shredded cabbage, bean sprouts and spinach separately with little bit of salt. Dip in cold water for few minutes and strain the excess water. Boil the potatoes till firm. Cucumber can be used raw. Refrigerate.
  3. Make slurry of 1 teaspoon of corn flour, 3 tablespoon of water, salt and pepper to taste. Dip tofu pieces in this slurry and pan fry/roast them on all the sides.
  4. To prepare peanut sauce: Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a kadai and roast peanuts till they turn golden. Using a mortar and pestle, pound roasted peanuts into a coarse powder. Keep it aside. Now, pound the shallots and garlic cloves coarsely.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil, add pounded shallots and garlic. Saute till nice aroma emits. Add red chilly powder, salt, palm sugar and saute for a second. Add the given amount of water followed by the tamarind paste. Mix well and bring it to boil.
  6. Stir the pounded peanut powder into the sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Turn off the flame and let it cool.
  7. Before serving, arrange the vegetables and fried tofu in a serving platter. Pour the peanut sauce in the middle and serve. You can also serve it like a finger salad with peanut sauce in a bowl.

Reviews for Gado Gado (2)

Shyam Kumar2 years ago

Looks yummy

Shiva Pande2 years ago

Wow, this salad looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing,...

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