Steamed Vegetables with Peanut Dressing

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  • Serves


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    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
The Food of Indonesia: Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands

By Heinz Von Holzen

Published 2015

  • About

The sauce served with this cooked vegetable salad has ground peanuts for extra flavor and nutrition. It is said that Sundanese women have such beautiful skin because they eat so many vegetables.


  • 6 oz (175 g) water spinach (kangkung) or spinach
  • 6 oz (


  1. Make the Lotek Dressing by pulsing the peanuts in a blender until coarsely ground, then add the kencur, chilies, dried shrimp paste, palm sugar, salt and water and grind to a smooth sauce. Set aside.
  2. To prepare the vegetables, rinse and trim the young shoots of the water spinach or spinach from the main stems. Peel and dice the pumpkin or squash. Cut the