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Urap (Javanese Vegetables Salad with Spicy Coconut Dressing)

Urap or urap-urap or urab is very common salad to be served with nasi campur (mix rice) or nasi kuning (yellow rice).  Also it is perfect for accompanying grilled or fried meats, seafood, fish, tofu or tempe.   I myself served urap-urap with Sate Odheng Madura – Madurese Prawn Sate.

Indonesians say repeatedly for plurals. The word “Urap-urap” is the plural of urap. It is a vegan dish that indeed delicious and spicy if you omit the terasi (dried shrimp paste). You can use any vegetables you like, blanch/steam them and mix with spicy grated coconut.

As a person who was born and raised in Indonesia, I didn’t realize there are ample of our dishes that don’t contain meat. Therefore, I became more and more aware since I married to one of pesco-vegatarians.

Few versions of urap’s recipe can be found on the internet.  In this case, I had to use dried unsweetened coconut and mix with coconut milk.  After founding a good brand of frozen grated coconut, I don’t bother to use the dried coconut anymore,  I skipped coconut/palm sugar as I added red pepper.


Urap-urap
– Indonesian Blanched Vegetables with Spicy Grated Coconut –
modified by me

Ingredients:
Spicy Grated Coconut
1 cup of frozen grated coconut (preferably deep dish brand), thawed
2 kaffir lime leaves, tore
lime or tamarind juice

Grind the rempah:
5 shallots
3 garlic
2 candlenuts, toasted
1 red pepper
5 bird’s eye chilies
4-cm kencur root (or kaempferia galangal or sand ginger), peeled –> substituted for 2 teaspoons of kencur powder
1 tsp terasi (Indonesian shrimp paste) –> if you are vegan/vegatarian, omit this

Vegetables
wing beans, cut as desired
water spinach (kangkung, cut as desired
chayote, cut as desired
long bean, cut as desired
bean sprouts
carrots, julliened
cabbage, shredded

Directions:
1. Stir fry the rempah until fragrant. Add shredded coconut, kaffir lime leaves, and salt. Keep stirring until the liquid evaporates.
2. Add lime/tamarind juice, reduce to low heat and stir for the next 10 minutes.  Set aside
3. Blanch all vegetables and drain. Mix with spicy grated coconut and serve.

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7 thoughts on “Urap (Javanese Vegetables Salad with Spicy Coconut Dressing)”

  1. My mum loves urap, but I don't ;-b), I prefer your mouthwatering Sate Odeng Madura, because I am a prawn lover:). Nice pic though, I envy people who can make nice pictures with their camera;)!

  2. Pep,Both the sate and the urap-urap look awfully delish …Sebelum lupa… Selamat Hari Raya Idul Adha. May your qurban be accepted and be blessed.Salam manis

  3. My mum loves urap, but I don't ;-b), I prefer your mouthwatering Sate Odeng Madura, because I am a prawn lover:). Nice pic though, I envy people who can make nice pictures with their camera;)!

  4. Pep,

    Both the sate and the urap-urap look awfully delish …

    Sebelum lupa… Selamat Hari Raya Idul Adha. May your qurban be accepted and be blessed.

    Salam manis

  5. Jadi laper… laper… laper… deh!!! Mbak Pepy jadi emak guwe aja ya? Lha trus emak-ku mau ku kemanain??? Hehehe… Gpp lah punya emak banyak, banyak yang masakin :D. Btw, udah dpt ijin udah di link Mbak Pep. Thanks ya Mbak 😀

  6. Jadi laper… laper… laper… deh!!! Mbak Pepy jadi emak guwe aja ya? Lha trus emak-ku mau ku kemanain??? Hehehe… Gpp lah punya emak banyak, banyak yang masakin :D. Btw, udah dpt ijin udah di link Mbak Pep. Thanks ya Mbak 😀

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