How to make delicious jengkol food

Seeing the food of the Betawi people, namely Semur Jengkol, certainly makes us who have never eaten feel curious, guys. What kind of food is this, why is jengkol boiled?




But if you have eaten it, you will definitely be addicted to this Betawi cuisine.


The taste of the aroma of jengkol combined with typical Indonesian spices makes it a very appetizing food.


If you want to feel the sensation of eating jengkol, you can visit warteg-warteg in Java, because nowadays it's not only in West Java, but in other areas of Java there are lots of foods like this.


But if you want to feel the nostalgia of Jengkol Semur at home, top culinary tours have the recipe. Let's follow the recipe and steps to make Jengkol Stew at home.


Jengkol Stew Ingredients:


  • 300 grams of old jengkol
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, bruised
  • 2 cm galangal, bruised
  • 5 tbsp sweet soy sauce (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, comb
  • 1 cup water


Ground spices:


  • 5 red onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 hazelnuts
  • 2 large red chilies
  • 5 pieces of curly red chili
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp pepper granules
  • 1/4 nutmeg
  • A pinch of cumin


How to make Jengkol Kick Stew:


The first step to making delicious jengkol stew is to wash the jengkol then split it into several parts.


To get rid of the smell, boil it with rice washing water. Boil Jengkol until soft


Occasionally see jengkol, whether it is soft or not. Usually between 10-15 minutes. If it has been washed clean jengkol and dry. Then Geprek Jengkol.


Saute all the ground spices such as onion, white, candlenut, red chili, coriander, pepper and cumin. Then add the galangal, lemongrass and bay leaf. Stir until smooth until you can smell the aroma.


Then enter the jengkol that has been geprek earlier, add water and cook until it boils. Add sugar, salt, and soy sauce and stir until the spices are absorbed.


Try the taste, if something is missing, add what spices are missing. When it's just right, turn off the heat and pour into a plate.

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