Gorengan (Batter-fried Veggies)

(Batter-fried Veggies)

Gorengan (Batter-fried Veggies) vendors come out just as things are starting to cool down in the afternoon. They dip tofu and tempe into a batter full of carrots and bean sprouts, and even fry up dumplings of pure batter which are preety tasty.


1 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 egg
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 shallots, chopped

1 pinch salt andpepper

1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1 carrot, grated

1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/2 lb. tofu, 1-inch cubes

1/2 lb. tempe, 1/2-inch by 3-inch sheets

Oil (for deep frying)

  • Cut the tofu into 1 -inch cubes and the tempe into sheets 1/2 inch thick and 3 or 4 inches square.
  • Mix the flour with 2 cups water and beat in the egg. Add the rest of the batter ingredients and enough water to create a thick batter.
  • Dip pieces of tofu and tempe into the batter. You can also make small dumplings directly out of pure batter. Fry until golden brown.

Gorengan (Batter-fried Veggies)

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