Ketoprak is a vegetarian dish from Jakarta, Indonesia, consists of tofu, beansprout, boiled egg, rice cake, and rice vermicelli served in peanut sauce.
Why people call it ketoprak ? According to Betawi tradition, ketoprak was actually derived from the acronym of its ingredients; which are ket from ketupat, to from toge, and prak from digeprak (crushed), which describes the method on grounding garlic, and peanut granules together to create the peanut sauce.
When I don’t know what to cook today, this one always win my heart. Simple and easy. I always have instant rice cube and fried peanut/peanut butter at home. As Indonesian have lots of food come along with peanut sauce that;s the reason i always keep peanut butter or fried peanut at home. In every recipes that need fried peanut, you could substitute it with peanut butter and sometimes it;s level up the taste. Or you can mixed it like using half amount fried peanut and half amount peanut butter so it’s still have it;s original taste.
Let’s just try the recipe now!
- 4 Rice Cube
- 100gr Beansprout
- 2 Tofu
- 100 gr rice vermicelli
- Sweet soy souce
- Fried Shallot
- Boiled egg
- Hot chilli (you can skip this if you don’t like spicy)
- 1 clove garlic
- 200 gr fried peanut
- 1 tbs coconut/palm sugar
- 25-50 ml water
- Using pestle and mortar, ground all the peanut sauce ingredients
- Fried tofu. Put beansprout in warm water for about 2 minutes. Put Rice vermicelli in warm water until soft.
- How to serve : Put rice cube, rice vermicelli, beansprout, tofu and egg in a plate. Pour peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce on the top. Add crackers.