Crispy Bakwan Sayur Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Vegetable Fritter)
Bakwan is Indonesian vegetarian version of tempura, which is a popular Japanese fritter. Just like making a tempura, you will need to decide on your ingredients, this usually consists of assortment of vegetables. And you will need to prepare your batter. The most common bakwan is the vegetables version, in which shredded cabbage and shredded carrot are the two most popular choice. Here, Bakwan I have made has no eggs, and has no onion and no garlic.
If you can handle the heat, bakwan sayur is usually eaten with fresh raw Thai Red Chilies. Take a bite of bakwan, and then a bite of the Red chili! But since this is definitely not for everyone, especially me (and usually little kids), it is also common to dip bakwan in tomato sauce and chili sauce during snack time.
Here are few more Indonesian delicacies to try
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- 1 cup Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose) , shredded
- 1/2 cup Carrot (Gajjar) , shredded
- 3 tablespoon All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1 tablespoon Rice flour
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
- 250 ml Water
- Sunflower Oil , for deep frying
How to make Crispy Bakwan Sayur Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Vegetable Fritter)
To prepare Crispy Bakwan Sayur Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Vegetable Fritter), in a mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, sugar, and ground pepper.
Add water and mix well, make sure there are no lumps.
Add shredded cabbage and shredded carrot in the batter and mix well.
Pour enough oil in a pot for deep frying. Once a bit of batter dropped into the oil bubbles immediately, the oil is ready.
Use a small ladle and drop a ladleful of vegetables mixture into the hot oil.
Deep fry until the fritter is crispy and turns golden brown on both sides, remove and drain on a wire rack/paper towel.
Repeat until all batter is used up.
Serve Crispy Bakwan Sayur Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Vegetable Fritter) immediately with some Thai red chilies, or a combination of roasted tomato sauce and chili sauce during evening.
Crispy Bakwan Sayur Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Vegetable Fritter) is part of the The East Asian Recipe Contest With FreshMenu