Today is Independence Day of Indonesia!! It's been four years since the last time I celebrated our independence day back home. During my high school years, I was one of the flag bearers, one month before the big day, the flag bearers had to prepare the formation for the flag ceremony, countless practice and determinations were much needed to ensure a perfect flag ceremony. There were sense of proud, excitement, and sigh of relief after the ceremony was ended. I miss those days.
When I prepared this post, I was thinking very hard to decide what to cook! It has to be something special that reminds me of Indonesia.
I grew up with these fritters made out of cabbage, carrot, and bean sprouts. This may not be something that you find on the menu in a high end restaurant, but this is surely delicious, and authentically Indonesian. You can easily source them from many street vendors and this will be served pipping hot with bird's eye chilies or salt upon request. Or for me, I love to have this with peanut sauce.
I miss Indonesia so much, the good food, my friends, my relatives, and of course my dear family. I hope I could see them soon. Happy Independence day, Indonesia!
40 g Carrot, julienned
40 g Bean sprouts
120 g Cabbage, thinly sliced
150 ml water
80 g plain flour
70 g rice flour
2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1. Combine together plain flour, rice flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
2. Make a well in the center, add water to the center, mix until you get a smooth batter.
3. Add the carrot, bean sprouts, and cabbage.
4. Heat up the oil to 170C.
5. Add spoonful of the batter into the hot oil, cook until golden brown.