Urap sayur

Urap sayur
Prepare ingredients.
Put chili peppers (at will) into a food processor.
Add 2 garlic cloves.
Add chunks of 1 onion.
Add 2-3 kencur.
Add 5 grams of shrimp paste.
Add 2 teaspoons of salt.
Add 1 teaspoon of sugar.
Grind the spice pixture finely.
Add 50-100 grams of grated coconut.
Grate rind of 1 kaffir lime finely and add to the spice immediately.
Mix in ...
... until well combined.
Take a piece of banana leaves.
Put the spice mixture onto the banana leave.
Wrap it well.
Use a tooth pick to hold the leaves in place.
Cut out the excess leaves.
Take a steamer.
Fill the steamer with water.
Bring to a boil.
Take 1/4-1/2 of white cabbage and cut into small pieces.
Put the white cabbage pieces onto the steamer.
Cut ends of 250 grams of yardlong beans.
Cut beans into shorter lengths (2 - 3 cm).
Put the bean pieces onto the steamer.
Put also 250 grams of baby carrots onto the steamer.
250 grams of soybean sprouts ...
Finally the wrapped spices.
Cover the steamer well.
Steam for 5 to 7 minutes or until done.
Transfer the vegetables to a bowl.
Unwrap the spices.
Add the spices to the vegetables.
Chop 1 large red chili pepper finely (optional).
Add red chili pepper to the vegetables (optional).
Mix in gently ...
... until well combined.
Prepare servings. Add basil leaves (optional).
Serve with cooked rice and roasted dried fish (not for vegans).


Urap or Urap Sayur is a salad dish of steamed vegetables mixed with seasoned and spiced grated coconut for dressing. It is commonly found in Indonesian cuisine, more precisely Javanese cuisine. Urap can be consumed on its own as a salad for vegetarian meals or as a side dish. Urap is usually found as a prerequisite side dish of Javanese tumpeng, a cone shaped rice mound surrounded with assorted dishes, as well as part of a nasi kuning dish.


250 grams yardlong bean (alternative: green bean)
1⁄2 white cabbage (1/4-1/2)
250 grams soybean sprouts
250 grams baby carrots
2 cloves garlic
1 onion (or red onion)
2 kencur or aromatic ginger (alternative: 2 cm of ginger)
  chili peppers (at will)
1 large red chili pepper (optional)
5 grams shrimp paste
1 kaffir lime (alternative: 2-3 kaffir lime leaves)
50 tablespoons grated coconut (50-100 grams)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
  banana leaves (optional)
  holy basil leaves (optional)