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Tahu Goreng Details: Prep Time : 30 Minutes Cook Time:  30 Minutes Ready Time :  1 hour Ingredients for Peanut sauce (serves about 10portions) Peanuts (roasted) 400 gm Oil 100 ml Lemongrass 30 gm Shallots (peeled) 30 gm Garlic (peeled) 30 gm Ginger 15 gm Galangal 15 gm Chilli powder 25 gm Water 850 ml Sugar to taste (approx 80gm) Salt to taste (approx 15gm) Ingredients for Tahu Goreng (1 portion) Tofu  1 pc Carrot (julienne) 20 gm Cucumber (julienne) 20 gm Radish (julienne) 20 gm White sesame seed for garnish Crushed peanuts for garnish Directions: Method for Peanut sauce : 1. Deep fry peanuts till light golden brown, drain and dry excess oil. When cooled, roughly crush the peanuts to create a sandy and fine texture, set aside. 2. In a food processor, finely blend lemon-grass, shallots, garlic, ginger and galangal with 150ml of water. 3. Add oil in a heated braising pot and fry paste until fragrant and brown. (oil will be absorbed into the paste initially. when oil resurface, it's an indication to proceed to the next step.) 4. Add in chilli powder and continue to fry for another 1-2mins. Add water and allow mixture to boil. 5. Add in peanuts only when mixture boils; simmer for another 15mins. (note that the peanut sauce will burn easily at this stage. simmer on low heat and stir it every other minute.) 6. Season with sugar & salt, set aside and keep warm. Method for Tahu Goreng : Preheat deep fryer to 180°C and fry tofu until golden brown and crispy Remove from fryer and strain excess oil. Cut tofu into 4 quarters. (leave the last ½ inch of tofu intact, so that it will not fall apart) Drizzle 1 ladle full of peanut sauce over tofu and top with carrot, cucumber and radish juliennes. Garnish with sesame seeds and crushed peanuts. Serve.
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