Gado Gado with Rice, Indonesian Gado Gado

Gado Gado

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Gado Gado is a brilliant Indonesian salad of crunchy and juicy veggies drowned in a multi-flavored peanut sauce. The sweet, tangy and spicy sauce has an exciting mouth-feel thanks to the rustic texture of peanuts and the succulence of sautéed onions.

Here, we have combined the traditional Gado Galad salad components with rice and a crispy garnish, to make a mouth-watering one-dish meal . Arrange the Gado Gado with Rice just before serving. Till then, keep the salad chilled to retain the crunch of the veggies.

Here are a few wholesome salads that could double up as a qucik meal - Hot and Sour Noodle and Vegetable Salad , Grilled Feta and Pita Salad , Garlicky Potato and Spinach Salad , Penne Salad in Basil Dressing and Tabbouleh .

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings
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To Be Mixed Into A Salad and Chilled
1/2 cup diagonally cut and blanched french beans
1/2 cup diagonally cut and blanched carrot
1/2 cup cucumber cubes
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
salt to taste

For The Peanut Sauce
3/4 cup roasted peanuts
1 tbsp jaggery (gur)
1 tbsp tamarind (imli) water
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
2 tsp oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onions

For Serving
cooked rice

For The Garnish
crushed roasted papad
crushed potato wafers

For the peanut sauce

    For the peanut sauce
  1. Combine the roasted peanuts, jaggery, tamarind water, chilli powder and salt along with approx. 6 tbsp of water in a mixer and blend it till smooth.
  2. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the peanut mixture and 1¼ cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes.
  4. Divide it into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the rice into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. Divide the salad into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  3. Just before serving, place a portion of rice on a serving plate, pour a portion of the peanut sauce on it, then a portion of the salad and garnish it with papad and potato wafer.
  4. Serve immediately.


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Nutrient values per serving
Energy126 cal
Protein4.8 g
Carbohydrates7.5 g
Fiber3 g
Fat8.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A247.4 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B33.5 mg
Vitamin C12.5 mg
Folic Acid13 mcg
Calcium35.2 mg
Iron0.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium5.5 mg
Potassium35.9 mg
Zinc0.8 mg

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Gado Gado
 on 21 Aug 12 01:30 PM

This is a classic salad and we have it as a meal. Skip the potatoes and use loads of peanut sauce and papad.