How To Make Fried Tapioca Dough And Peanut Sauce

Fried Tapioca Dough And Peanut Sauce



·         100 gram all purpose flour (Indonesian: tepung terigu)
·         100 gram tapioca flour (Indonesian: tepung tapioka)
·         2-3 scallions (Indonesian: daun bawang), thinly sliced
·         1.5-2 tablespoon dried shrimps (Indonesian: ebi), toasted and ground
·         3 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih), grated
·         1 teaspoon salt
·         1 teaspoon sugar
·         1 teaspoon ground white pepper
·         200 ml warm water

You may need

·         bamboo skewers
·         toothpicks

Peanut sauce

·         100 gram roasted peanut (Indonesian: kacang tanah sangrai)
·         1 clove garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih)
·         3-5 red chilies (Indonesian: cabe merah keriting)
·         25 gram palm sugar (Indonesian: gula Jawa)
·         1 teaspoon salt
·         1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis)
·         100 ml hot water



1.     Combine all purpose flour, tapioca flour, scallions, dried shrimps, garlic, salt, sugar, and ground white pepper in a mixing bowl.
2.     Pour water in batches and work into the dough until no longer sticky, you may not need to use all the water. If you end up with a runny dough, you can fix it by adding equal amount of all purpose flour and tapioca flour. Shape into 1 inch balls and set aside.
3.     For boiled cilok: Bring a pot of water to boil. Gently drop the balls into the boiling water and cook until they float to the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon. It is traditional to skewer about 3 to 4 balls per bamboo skewer. Serve immediately with peanut sauce.
4.     For fried cilok: Deep fry the balls in hot oil until crispy and golden brown. Remove from hot oil and serve immediately with peanut sauce.

Peanut sauce

1.     Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and sauté garlic and chilies until fragrant and cooked, about 3 minutes.
2.     In a food processor, grind together peanut, garlic, and chili into a fine paste. Transfer this into a bowl.
3.     Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together to make the peanut sauce.

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