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Fried Jengkol That You Should Try to Feel the Sensation

fried jengkol


One more menu that can be called extreme cuisine from Indonesia, for those of you lovers of anti-mainstream food, surely you will be curious about this one dish.
Almost all parts of Indonesia know the name jengkol, some like it, some don't like it, but with all these opinions, it doesn't make jengkol's popularity in Indonesia fade, jengkol is still a favorite food ingredient.

jengkol fruit


Before starting to cook our menu today, it would be nice to know in advance what jengkol is and are there any benefits, especially positive benefits for the body.

Jengkol tree is a plant native to the tropics of Southeast Asia. Jengkol trees require a large supply of water and live in a humid environment.
However, the jengkol tree still requires sufficient sunlight to support its growth.
The jengkol tree is a type of plant that can adapt to almost all tropical regions. In addition, this plant can grow wild, for example in the yard or rice fields.
Therefore, people who cultivate jengkol generally do not give special care to this jengkol tree.

jengkol tree


Besides jengkol is one of the foods that can cause bad odor, because it contains sulfur in it, jengkol also has many health benefits.
Here are the benefits of jengkol for health:
Relieve diabetes
relieve diabetes symptoms. The burnt old jengkol leaves can be used to treat itching, while the burnt young leaves can be used as wound powder for wounds.

Anti-anemia

Jengkol has a lot of iron which functions to produce red blood cells in the body so that it can be a powerful food to prevent anemia.

Free radical scavenger

Compounds of vitamin A and vitamin B are very good for acting as antioxidants that counteract free radicals that can affect the growth of cancer cells, and jengkol is a source of vitamins A and B.

Strengthen bones

Calcium and phosphorus are good for the structure of bones and teeth. The growth of bones and teeth can run optimally thanks to the high calcium and phosphorus content in jengkol.

Prevent heart disease

Everything that blocks blood flow in the blood vessels will also be lost by the substances contained in jengkol. Blood flow will be smooth and the heart will function properly and optimally.

Now it's time for us to cook our menu today, which is fried jengkol,
before we process jengkol, it is highly recommended to soak the jengkol with water for one night, this is done to reduce or eliminate the sulfur content contained in jengkol.

After that we prepare the following materials:
  • 1/4 kg jengkol
  • 20 red onions
  • 5 pieces of garlic
  • 5 pieces of red chili
  • 3 pieces of cayenne pepper
  • 1 pack of shrimp paste
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • seasoning to taste
  • Enough oil for frying jengkol & sauteing.


How to cook:

  1. Cut the jengkol according to your taste, wash it and then fry it in hot oil until cooked (the peeling jengkol skin is a sign that the jengkol is cooked).
  2. Peel all the spices, then puree.
  3. The recommendation is to grind it half coarsely, so that it doesn't burn when it's stir-fried.
  4. Heat enough oil.
  5. then saute the spices until half cooked.
  6. Separate the jengkol from the skin.
  7. then stir-fry with half-cooked spices.
  8. Add salt, sugar and seasoning stir to cook evenly.
  9. Taste to correct the taste according to taste.
  10. and ready to serve.

Well, that's one of the processed dishes from jengkol, indeed there are many preparations with jengkol, but we chose the recipe for fried jengkol, because there are not many spices to make it.

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