Search Recipes

Gado gado

A recipe from the Good Food collection.


Murdoch Recipe Article Lead - narrow
  • 6 new potatoes
  • 2 carrots, cut into thick batons
  • 250 g (9 oz) snake beans, cut into long lengths
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 250 g (9 oz) firm tofu, cubed
  • 100 g (3½ oz) baby English spinach leaves
  • 2 Lebanese (short) cucumbers, cut into batons
  • 1 large red capsicum (pepper), cut into batons
  • 100 g (3½ oz) bean sprouts
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs

Peanut sauce

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 150 g (5½ oz/⅔ cup) peanut butter
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz/¼ cup) kecap manis
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons chilli sauce
  • 185 ml (6 fl oz/¾ cup) coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated palm sugar (jaggery)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


1. Boil the potatoes until tender. Drain and cool slightly. Cut into quarters. Cook the carrot and beans separately in boiling water until just tender. Plunge into iced water, then drain.

2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the tofu in batches. Drain on paper towels.

3. To make the peanut sauce, heat the oil in a frying pan over low heat and cook the onion for about 5 minutes. Add the peanut butter, kecap manis, coriander, chilli sauce and coconut cream. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the palm sugar and juice until the sugar has dissolved. Arrange the vegetables and tofu on a plate. Halve the eggs and place in the centre. Serve with the sauce.

Main ingredient:
Tofu/Beancurd, Potato
Family meals

More recipes like this...

Murdoch Recipe Thumbnail

Fried spicy tempeh

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
1 Reader rating


Be the first to write a review.

Write a review

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Rate Gado gado

Rate Gado gado:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate Gado gado with half a star Rate Gado gado with 1 star Rate Gado gado with 1.5 stars Rate Gado gado with 2 stars Rate Gado gado with 2.5 stars Rate Gado gado with 3 stars Rate Gado gado with 3.5 stars Rate Gado gado with 4 stars Rate Gado gado with 4.5 stars Rate Gado gado with 5 stars

Error: Please select your rating for 'Gado gado'.

Error: Please select a rating.

Error: Please enter your review.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your review has been submitted for approval.

Reviews are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Recipes - Forum

What we’re cooking

Latest on EK

Pester power: Call for ban on free toys used to sell unhealthy food

Obesity experts say freebies should be restricted to attracting children to healthier options.

Mums' workload equals 2.5 full-time jobs

A study has found working mums toil for an average of 98 hours a week.

How many of our bosses would have aced NAPLAN tests?

In more than 25 years' of journalism, I've never interviewed a leader who topped his or her class at school.

Children's shoes found to contain cancer-causing chemical

The ACCC had issued an urgent recall.

When it comes to sport, boys 'play like a girl'

Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, according to research.

Find After School Care

Search by Postcode

Find a Babysitter

  • Daytime nannies
  • Casual babysitters
  • After-school care
  • Live-in nannies