Indonesian recipes

In Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, I did a cooking course with some fellow travelers. The course was run by Nella and Sri of Rainforest Guesthouse. Here are the recipes and results.

Nella and the ingredients
Nella and the ingredients

Gado gado
Gado gado

Vegetables

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Potatoes, diced
Baby corn, chopped
Carrot, diced
Green beans, chopped
. Boil for 10 minutes

Cabbage
Sanc (? Bok choi?)
. Add
Cucumber, chopped
. Add last and lightly blanche

2 eggs
. Hard boil then quarter

Sauce
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Garlic
Turmeric seeds
Ginger
Kencan (related to ginger)
2 fresh chillis
. Fry, then drain

Peanuts
. Deep fry

Fish stock
. Combine with other ingredients
. Grind

Coconut milk
. Boil
Add:
Sauce
Water
Palm sugar
Crushed lemon grass
Lime leaves
. Bring to boil
Add:
Soya sauce

Tofu
Tofu
. Deep fry, then drain
. Chop

Present as:
Vegetables
Tofu
Eggs, halved
Lettuce
Cucumber
Tomatoes, chopped
Sauce

Randang chicken

Randang chicken

Sauce
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Dry chili
Fresh chili
Garlic
Thai onion
Coriander seeds
Turmeric
Ginger
Water
. Blend
. Fry in oil for 1 minute
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Chicken
. Chop and add to fry
. Cook 5 minutes

Galangan
Lemon grass
. Roughly crush
. Add to pan
. Cook 5 minutes

Potato, chopped
. Add to pan
. Cook 2 minutes

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Star anise
Cardamom
Palm sugar
Lime leaves
. Add to pan

Coconut
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Coconut, desiccated
. Dry fry until brown (10 minutes)
. Grind to paste

. Add Coconut to pan of Sauce

Cinnamon stick
Tamarind
Palm sugar
Soya sauce, dash
Salt
. Add to pan

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Chilli
Garlic
Water
. Blend

Tomato, chop
. Add to blend
. Fry

Sugar
. Add to blend

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Small fish (anchovies), deep fried
. Add to blend

Peanuts, deep fried
. Add to blend

Shallots, chopped
. Add to blend (for color)

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