How To Make Delicious And Nutritious Spicy Milkfish Balado

About Spicy Milkfish Balado

Spicy Milkfish Balado is a dish made from the basic ingredients of Milkfish fish, red chili, tomatoes and red onions . In addition to Milkfish fish, we can also use other marine fish. The term Balado comes from the Padang language, West Sumatra, Indonesia, which means food using crushed red chili. This food is eaten together with rice and vegetables. In addition to fish and chili, other ingredients used are lime or tomato, and red onions. The spicy taste makes the Spicy Milkfish Balado much liked by people who like spicy. And now the term Balado is not only used by people in West Sumatra but also throughout Indonesia.


Fish is very good for heart health, because it contains unsaturated fatty acids. Besides that fish also contain amino acids, vitamins and minerals that are needed by our body.

The presence of red chili and lime or tomato makes this dish contains a lot of vitamin C and Provitamin A which is useful in maintaining eye and skin health. Thus Spicy Milkfish Balado dishes are very healthy and nutritious to be made side dishes with rice and vegetables.


Materials used in making Spicy Milkfish Balado

  1. 1 kg of Milkfish
  2. 100 grams of red chili
  3. 20 grams of red cayenne pepper
  4. 4 cm Turmeric
  5. 10 pieces of red onions
  6. 2 pieces of lime or 3 large size tomatoes.
  7. Right amount of oil
  8. Salt to taste


Steps taken to manufacture Spicy Milkfish Balado:


  1. Cut the Milkfish according to taste, then remove the gills. Clean until there is no more fish blood left.
  2. Puree turmeric and salt. Mix with the fish that has been cleaned before. Leave for 15 minutes so that the seasoning permeates Milkfish .
  3. Boil red peppers, red cayenne peppers and red tomatoes when using tomatoes for sour taste.
  4. After red pepper, red cayenne pepper and tomatoes are boiled, then mashed.
  5. Add Shallots, and Salt, then puree again.
  6. Fry all the seasoned fish.
  7. Prepare the pan. Add cooking oil then heat it.
  8. Slice three onions. Put it in the hot oil in the pan. Stir until the map is cooked.
  9. After the onion is yellow, add the red pepper, red cayenne pepper and tomatoes that have been mashed. Add a little water. Stir until it is seen between oil and water that no longer separates. If you don’t use tomatoes, you can replace them with lime juice for the sour taste.
  10. Add the fried Milkfish. Stir slowly so that the fried Milkfish doesn’t break. Spicy Milkfish Balado is delicious and nutritious ready to be served.



How to Serve Spicy Milkfish Balado:

Place the Spicy Milkfish Balado in a clean and dry dish. Serve with rice, vegetables and other side dishes.



How To Make Anchovy and Eggplant Balado are Delicious And Nutritious

Archovy and eggplant Balado
Archovy and eggplant Balado

About Anchovy and Eggplant Balado

Anchovy and  Eggplant Balado are food made from Anchovy, Eggplant and red chili. The usual eggplant is purple eggplant. The term Balado is derived from the Padang language, West Sumatra, Indonesia, which means food using red peppers are mashed. These foods are eaten together with rice and vegetables. In addition to eggplant and chili, other ingredients used are lime or tomato, and onion. Its spicy flavor makes this Balado eggplant much preferred by people who like spicy.

Anchovy and Eggplant can be found almost every Restaurant Padang.

Eggplant is a type of vegetables that many preferred by vegetarians. Eggplant contains phytonutrients that keep brain cell membranes that protect all forms of damage. Eggplant contains high fiber so it is good for digestion, heart health, and weight diet. Eggplant also contains minerals and Vitamin E, so it is very good for skin health.

The existence of red and lime peppers or tomatoes make this dish contains many vitamin C and Provitamin A that serves as an antioxidant and good for eye health as well.

How To Make Anchovy and Eggplant Balado

Material :

  1. 1 kg of purple eggplant
  2. 200 g Anchovy
  3. 200 grams red chili
  4. 50 grams red cayenne pepper
  5. 10 Onions
  6. 2 pieces of Lime or 3 large Tomatoes.
  7. Cooking oil to taste
  8. The salt according to taste
  9. Water enough.
How to make   :
  1. Clean the purple eggplant, cut to taste. Put it in a pan.
  2. Add water to wet.
  3. Add salt to taste. Leave on for 5 minutes.

4. Boil red chili, red cayenne pepper, and tomato when using Tomato.

  1. After the red chili, red cayenne pepper and tomato boiled, then mashed.
  2. Add onion, and salt puree again.
  3. Fried eggplant that has been given salt all of it. Fried Anchovy.
  4. Prepare the skillet. Enter the cooking oil then heat.
  5. Slice 3 red onions, put in the hot oil in the pan.
  6. After the yellow onion, enter the red chili, red cayenne pepper and Tomato that has been mashed earlier. Add a little water. Stir until visible between oil and water is not separated. If you do not use tomatoes, can use lime to taste sour.
  7. Add the eggplant and anchovy that has been fried earlier, Stir softly so that the eggplant is not destroyed. Anchovy and Eggplant Balado ready to serve.
Serving method :

Serve Anchovy and  Eggplant Balado in a clean, dry dish. Eat with rice and vegetables.



How To Make Delicious And Nutritious Gado-Gado Padang

Delicious  Gado-Gado Padang
Gado-Gado Padang

About Gado-Gado Padang

Gado-Gado Padang is a typical food of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Almost all regions in Indonesia have this dish with their own characteristics. The basic ingredients are almost the same, namely vegetables in the form of cabbage, lettuce, sprouts, plus boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, and peanut sauce. Gado-Gado Padang has its own characteristics, namely the slice of green chili and celery in the topping. This makes the aroma and tastes more delicious. Moreover, there is a sprinkling of red crackers which is also typical for this area.

Materials used in making Gado-Gado Padang:

4 medium sized potatoes, boiled and split into 8 parts

4 eggs, boiled and split into 4 parts

100 grams of bean sprouts, boiled

2 cucumbers, thin chopped.

250 grams of cabbage, finely sliced.

Red crackers.

5 green chili seeds

2 celery sticks

Fried onions for sprinkles

Spices for Gado-Gado Padang sauce:

2 tablespoons of cooking oil

2 cm Galangal, curling

2 cm ginger, stir

1 lemongrass stick, spread

1 bay leaf

2 lime leaves.

200 ml of thick coconut milk

1 teaspoon of sugar

50 grams of brown sugar

Lime or tamarind according to taste.

Red chili that has been mashed and fried.

Salt to taste.

Spices that must be smoothed:

150 grams of fried peanuts.

5 red chili

3 pieces of cayenne pepper

2 cloves of garlic

Salt to taste

Steps for making Gado-Gado Padang Sauce :

Saute the shallot slices and finely ground spices. Add galangal, ginger, lemongrass, bay leaves, lime leaves to smell. Add the nut, coconut milk, and granulated sugar, brown sugar, lime or tamarind to mix well. Add water and salt, stir until blended. Cook using low heat until boiling.

Gado-Gado Peanut Sauce Padang is ready to be served.

How to serve Gado-Gado Padang:

Take a clean and dry dish.

Place pieces of potatoes, eggs, cabbage, sprouts, and cucumbers.

Add enough Peanut Sauce to cover the vegetables.

Sprinkle with sliced green chili, sliced celery, and fried shallots.

Add red crackers

Gado-Gado Padang Ready to be served