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Tengkleng Sayur (Vegetable Tengkleng) Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb mixed vegetables (carrots, potatoes, green beans, and cabbage), chopped
- 1 lb tofu, cut into small cubes
- 1 lb tempeh, cut into small cubes
- 1 lb mushrooms, sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp tamarind paste
- 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 6 cups water
- 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
- 4 kaffir lime leaves
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
- 1 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
- 1 tsp turmeric powder

Special equipment needed:
- Large pot

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
2. Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and turmeric powder and stir for 1 minute.
3. Add the vegetables, tofu, tempeh, and mushrooms to the pot and stir to combine.
4. Add the water, tamarind paste, sweet soy sauce, salt, sugar, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and bay leaves to the pot and stir to combine.
5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
6. Serve hot with rice.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Medium heat
Serving size:
6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 250
Total fat: 12g
Saturated fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 450mg
Total carbohydrates: 28g
Dietary fiber: 7g
Sugar: 7g
Protein: 14g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any vegetables you like in this recipe.
- You can use chicken or beef instead of tofu and tempeh.

- You can add shrimp or fish to the recipe.
- You can add coconut milk for a creamier texture.

Tips and tricks:
- You can adjust the amount of tamarind paste and sweet soy sauce to your liking.
- You can add more water if the mixture is too thick.
- You can add chili peppers for a spicier flavor.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in the microwave or on the stove until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in a large bowl with rice on the side.

- Garnish with chopped cilantro or green onions.

- Serve with steamed rice and a side of sambal.

Suggested side dishes:
- Indonesian-style fried chicken
- Gado-gado (Indonesian salad)

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the mixture is too thick, add more water.
- If the mixture is too thin, simmer for a longer time to reduce the liquid.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure all ingredients are cooked thoroughly before serving.

Food history:
- Tengkleng is a traditional Indonesian dish that originated in Solo, Central Java.

Flavor profiles:
- This dish has a sweet and sour flavor with a hint of spice.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve hot with rice and sambal on the side.

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Region: Indonesian

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Spicy, Umami, Herbal