Rujak Manis Apel & Jambu Air (Indonesian Fruit Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce)
When I’m visiting my aunt and uncle, apples are also something that can be easily found on the dining room’s table or in a fridge. My uncle is a vegetarian, so apples are a must :D. Some months ago when I was in my aunt’s house, I made my own simple version of Rujak Manis Buah (Indonesian Fruit Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce). The common fruits used in Rujak Manis are green manggo, pineapple, starfruit, bengkoang (jicama), rose apple, (almost ripe) papaya, and cucumber. We sometimes love to add slices of fried tofu too and enjoy our rujak manis with kerupuk (Indonesian traditional crackers, yuuuuummm ^^). For my Rujak Manis, I only used Rome Beauty Apples and Red & White Rose Apples for the salad.
Rujak Manis Buah
Your preference fruits
Spicy Peanut Sauce:
A hand of roasted/fried peanut
Carved Javanese sugar/coconut sugar (adjust to meet your sweetness level ;p)
Bird eye’s chilies (as you like :D)
Tamarind juice (3/4 teaspoon)
A pinch of salt
A pinch of roasted Terasi/dried shrimp paste (In Malaysia it’s called “Belacan”)
1. Grind the bird eye’s chilies, a pinch of salt and roasted terasi, and roasted peanut in a mortar (not too smooth).
2. Add carved coconut sugar, and then lighly pound until the ground peanut mix well with the coconut sugar.
3. Add some warm water to the mixture until you get the desired sauce consistency (not too fluid and not too thick).
4. Serve the fruit slices with the sauce, or you can dip the fruit into the sauce. Enjoy! :D
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