Vegetarian Lontong

Lontong is a delicious dish usually eaten during the eid month. It’s super yummy  and so easy to make. You can eat it on its own or have it with a side of some amazing Beef Rendang or Mushroom Rendang.

Try this recipe out for yourself and let us know what you think !


For Frying

1 Packet of Square Tofu, cut into triangles

1 Packet of Tempe, cut into cubes

5 Dried Chilies, soaked in hot water

5 Red Chilies

2 Inch of Ginger

5 Cloves of Garlic

6 Red Onions

For Lontong

2 Pieces of 1 Inch Galangal

2 Pieces of Lemongrass

400ml of Coconut Milk

1 Teaspoon of Turmeric

500ml of Water

1 Carrot, Chopped Batonet

5 Long Beans, Chopped Long

1/4 Small Pumpkin, Chopped

1/4 Cabbage, Chopped in Squares

A Handful of Soohoon (Glass Noodles)

2 Sheets of Fuchuk (Beancurd Skin), cut into squares


  1. In a frying pan with oil, fry up the tempe and tofu until golden brown . Remove and keep aside.
  2. In a blender, blend up the dried chilies, red chilies, onions and garlic to a fine paste.
  3. Using the same oil you used to fry the tofu and tempe, pour it into a pot and heat up.
  4. Once oil is hot, pour in the blended chili paste and cook until the colour darkens. Add in some salt, turmeric powder, galangal and lemongrass. Continue cooking for 1 minutes
  5. Next, pour in the coconut milk along with some water and stir.
  6. Once boiling, add in the carrots, long beans, cabbage and pumpkins. Let it simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
  7. Then, add in some soohoon, and fuchuk. Cover and let it continue to simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Once done, turn off the fire and serve it over some compressed rice cakes (nasi impit).


Lontong can be eaten with a side of some delicious Rendang or sambal sotong.

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