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Stir-Fried Sliced Tempeh

Stir-Fried Sliced Tempeh (Vegan)

  • Author: Deyana Goh
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Tofu & Tempeh
  • Method: Stir-fry
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Vegan


This is another recipe for oseng-oseng tempeh, using ingredients that can be found easily outside Indonesia, and is completely vegan. Here, the tempeh is stir-fried with onions, garlic and chillies.


  • 150g tempeh, sliced
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste, diluted in 300ml water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 3 big red chillies, sliced
  • 7 green bird’s eye chillies, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 50 ml water
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. Soak the sliced tempeh in the diluted tamarind paste and 1 tsp salt. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the ingredients. 
  3. Drain the tempeh and pat dry.
  4. In a wok, heat up the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Fry the tempeh until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  6. Lower the heat on the wok and add the sliced onion. Saute until soft and slightly brown, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic and all the chillies. Saute for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the light soy sauce, the 50ml water, and the fried tempeh.
  9. Increase the heat and stir until all the liquid evaporates, about 5-8 minutes.
  10. The tempe is ready!

    Stir-Fried Sliced Tempeh is ready


  • For a complete vegetarian/vegan meal, enjoy this tempeh dish with steamed rice, a sambal of your choice, and basic sayur asem.

Keywords: Quick and Easy, Spicy, common ingredients