This is an Indonesian snack made with cassava and oncom( pronounced onchom) . Oncom is made using by products used in the making of tofu and tempeh. Typically sold in wet markets, its trademake orange top is actually mold . This is a staple in javanese cuisine. On its own its rather bland.
But cooked with spices its delicious.
It has a very sponge like texture and its very light weight.
Today’s recipe is a crocket made with cassava stuffed with a oncom filling. This is a popular sundanese snack from west java.
Oncom can be replaced with tofu, tempeh or our own soya nutri flakes.
I have made these crockets with a veg keema / nutri flakes many times with delicious results
I kg Singkong ( CASSAVA)
Peeled , washed and grated very finely.
We use a special very unique grater for this purpose.( photos in comments)
It is a wooden board with tiny pins all over the surface.
You can use any grater.
After grating the cassava, add salt to taste and 2 heaped tbsps of Tapioca flour or cornflour, and mix well.
Make about 15 balls, stuff each ball with some filling, and shape into oval crockets.
Deep fry and serve with bird eye chillie.
200 gms of oncom crumbled,
OR 200 gms of nutri flakes( weight after rinsing or boiling and water completely squeezed out)
Grind to a paste
4 garlic pods
7 to 8 red chillies.
Heat 3 tbsps oil in a pan, and add
1 lemongrass pc and an inch of galangal ( bashed to release flavours, )
Plus few fresh bay leaves.
Saute for a minute and add the red paste.
Saute till oil seperates, add crumbled oncom or soya flakes.
Add salt to taste.
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp mushroom seasoning or 1 tsp sugar.
Cook on low heat till all ingredients come together and dry up.
Cool and use as stuffing.