Nunuk Sri Rahayu

Wajik: Sweet Glutinous Rice Dessert Cake (Vegan)

Wajik is a sweet dessert cake made of glutinous rice, coconut milk and palm sugar. It’s enjoyed throughout the Malay Archipelago, and, in Java, is also served in ceremonies.

Tumis Bawang Merah: Sauteed Shallots and Chillies with Chinese Silver Fish

Tumis bawang merah is an addictive dish that’s currently trending on social media, consisting of sauteed shallots with chillies and Chinese silver fish, or whitebait.

Tongseng Kambing: Javanese Spiced Mutton Soup

Tongseng kambing is a spiced Indonesian mutton or goat meat soup. Here, the spices are sauteed, and the meat and water added, along with coconut milk and sweet soy sauce.

Gado-Gado Jakarta: Jakarta-style Salad with Peanut Dressing (Vegetarian)

Gado-gado, a salad of mixed blanched vegetables topped with peanut sauce, is one of Indonesia’s most popular dishes. This recipe is for Jakarta-style gado-gado.

Basic Spice Preparation: Lemongrass, Candlenut & Keluwak

In this article, we show you how to prep popular Indonesian herbs and spices, namely lemongrass, candlenut, and keluwak, before cooking.

Bubur Merah Putih: ‘Red & White’ Sweet Rice Porridge (Vegan)

Bubur merah putih is a sweet dessert porridge made of white rice, sticky rice, palm sugar and coconut milk, served during the Javanese festival of slametan.

Bakso: Indonesian Meatball Soup (Beef)

Bakso is a meatball soup common throughout Indonesia. This recipe uses frozen meatballs with a home-made broth that’s easy and delicious.

Ikan Kembung Masak Kecap: Indian Mackerel in Sweet Soy Sauce

Ikan kembung masak kecap is an aromatic dish of fried fish cooked in sweet soy sauce and various herbs and spices. No blending or pounding required!

Jangan Ndeso: Javanese Coconut Stew with Tempeh & Green Chillies (Vegan)

A simple and delicious village dish from Central Java, consisting of tempeh and green chillies stewed in a coconut milk soup. Vegan, healthy, and spicy.

Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Indonesia is blessed with so many bananas we don’t know what to do with them. In this quick and easy recipe, we make a banana oatmeal smoothie, a non-Indonesian drink that’s taken the country by storm.

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Nunuk hails from Solo, the historic royal capital and cultural centre of Java, Indonesia. She has been cooking since the age of 12, and also performs and teaches traditional Javanese dance. Her dream is to eventually write her own Indonesian cookbook.

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