This is Tahu Gejrot, one of my fave dishes. It is a simple dish, as simple as how it is prepared! You do not need to burn up your money to squander on the luxurious ingredients. Because the dearest ingredients in this dish are the beancurds! Yes, the main ingredients of this dish are beancurds. Ok so let's how do you prepare it and what are the ingredients?
(Beware!, This dish is extremely hot, but you can always reduce the hot ingredients thereof)
We will need:
16 cubes of beancurds, divided into 2 parts
4 bulbs of garlics
2 pieces of red peppers
4 pieces of Thai peppers
2 pieces of green peppers
3 tablespoon of soured/acidic water (air asam), a solution of water, tamarind and some other constituents
1 tablespoon of sweet soysauce (Kechap Manis)
1 tablespoon of palm sugar
half a teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of fried shallot
now how it is preared:
Grind all (the ingredients excluding the beancurds and the fried shallot) the garlics, shallots, red peppers, Thai peppers, green peppers, palm sugar and salt.
Add water, soured water, and sweet soysauce into the ground ingredients, and stir it until it's finely mixed.
Then boil the mixture and voila it is ready for use as the sauce or the topping of the beancurds.
Put the beancurds on a saucer (traditionally it is served on a stoneware saucer) then pour the sauce gently onto the beancurds and the last thing is to sprinkle the fried shallot onto the dish!
Your Tahu Gejrot is ready to serve 4 persons! :)