We improvise the ingredients for Gado-Gado...'kangkong' is the highlight in any gado-gado... kangkong is not readily available here... if we are lucky, we could find kangkong in the market but very costly... so have to make do with what we could get....
beancurd - deep fried and sliced
Blanched all the vegetables. Cook the rice on the 'softer' side. Once it is cooked... mashed it up in the pot. Place it in a food grade plastic bag...flatten it to a 1 inch thickness. Place some heavy weights on top..ie phone books etc. Leave it to cool then cut into cubes... Alternative, just buy the packed rice and cook as per instruction (product like Adabi or Nona)
600g peanuts - roasted and ground
20 dried chilli
1 inch galangal
salt and sugar
Blend the chilli, lemongrass, shallots, garlic, fennel and galangal. Add tamarind juice, salt and sugar. Heat a pot with 2 tbspn of cooking oil. Add all the blended ingredients and simmer until fragrant and thickened. Add Peanuts... Salt and Sugar to taste.