It's been ages I don't eat lontong sayur, I think since I left Indonesia I never taste lontong sayur anymore. Though I moved to Singapore which is easy to find lots of malay foods there, but for some reason I can't find it. I might never missed it too.

Suddenly, last few days ago I do really want to eat lontong sayur. But, in America where can I find lontong sayur? So, I tried to make by myself. And it tasted good to me, but not for my hubby.

The first time he saw the lontong's gravy, he asked me,"Is that curry?" and giving me sick-face-looking :(. Tho I told him it wasn't, he still not a fan of it. He ate a bowl tho, but then everytime I asked him, "Do you want lontong sayur?" He shaked his head :).

Now I know, after all this time I thought he liked almost all Indonesian food, lontong sayur is an exception :).

However, I still like lontong sayur ;).

Lontong Sayur

4 pieces lontong, cut into square
5 chayote squashes, cut into strips
A bunch of green bean or chickpeas, cut it
500 ml coconut milk
2 cm galangal, smashed
1 stalk lemon grass, the white only
3 pieces bay leave
3 pieces red chilli, slice
Salt and pepper, to taste

Spice Paste:
7 cloves shallot
5 cloves garlic
50 gr Indonesian palm sugar, grated
3 tbsps sambal oelek
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 tbsps dried shrimp (aka ebi)

Telor Balado
Shrimp Crackers

Stir fry spice paste over medium-high heat until half done. Add in lemon grass, galangal, bay leaves and sliced chilli, stir fry until fragrant. Pour in coconut milk, stir well and until the coconut is bubbling. Add in chayote squash, green bean, season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to boil. Turn off the heat.

Serving: place lontong into a serving bowl. Pour in the gravy. Add in telor balado and crackers. Serve it immediately.


  1. slurpppppppp, gw demen banget neh and udah dari kemaren kepingin, ternyata elo buatin... :-)

  2. @Yenny: enak yah yen lontong sayur tuh....gue dulu waktu masih di jakarta suka makan lontong sayur di daerah pecenongan yen, dia jualnya kayak di gerobak mobil kalo ga salah. itu lontong sih termasuk mahal untuk ukuran 5 taon lalu yah, sepiring uda lak ceng. Tapi puas yennn....pake ati ampla lagi :)...heuheehheh jadi ngiler :)

  3. @BB: iya syl....gue juga saking ngiler yah jadi bikin dah, kalo ga ngiler2 amat sih suka males, soalnya bikin lontongnya itu tuh agak ribet :).