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Alina's delicious balado potato cooking

Indonesian food balado potato recipes

By Ryuji ArashiPublished 28 days ago 3 min read

In a beautiful small town, lived a young woman named Alina. Alina is a culinary adventurer who is always excited to try new recipes and share her love for food with people around her. Every week, it spends time in traditional markets choosing fresh ingredients for its culinary experiments.

That morning, Alina woke up with a high spirit. The sun shone brightly, giving a warm light that slipped through his window curtain. He has already planned to go to a traditional market that only opens on Saturday. Alina feels today is the right day to try the new recipe she got from her old best friend, balado potatoes.

After a simple breakfast, Alina took her shopping bag and started walking to the market. There, he was greeted by a row of merchants selling all kinds of earth food ingredients. The colors of vegetables and fruit, the aroma of spices, as well as the low boisterous voices of traders and buyers create such a lively and pleasant atmosphere.

Alina stopped at one of the stalls selling spices and spices. He chose big red chilies, shallots, garlic, tomatoes, orange leaves, and some other ingredients needed to make balado seasoning. After thanking the seller, he turned to another stall to buy fresh and good quality potatoes.

Arriving at home, Alina immediately prepared all the ingredients and started cooking. First, he peeled the potatoes and cut them into a neat dice shape. Then he soaked the piece of potato in salt water for a few minutes. While waiting, he prepared the balado seasoning with enthusiasm.

Alina uses two big red chilies that her seeds have thrown away so that the seasoning is not too spicy. Then, he chopped gently a few cloves of shallots and garlic, and cut into one large tomato cubes. After that, he sauteed all the ingredients with a little oil on the hot pan until fragrant. It also adds salt, sugar, and orange leaves to add aroma and taste.

The fragrant smell of the balado spice tumisan spread throughout the kitchen, making Alina even more excited. After he was sure the spices were cooked, he prepared it for a moment.

Now it's time to fry potatoes. Alina dried the pieces of potatoes that had been soaked and fried them in hot oil until they were brown and crispy textured. After finishing, he ironed his fries so that excess oil could be removed.

Next, Alina combined the fries with the balado seasoning she had made before. He rummaged through the french fries in spices until smooth, making sure each piece of potatoes was perfectly covered by balado. Lastly, he tasted a bit of his potato balado to confirm the taste, and a satisfied smile appeared on his face.

**Balado Potato Recipe:**


- 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

- 4 cloves of shallots, finely chopped

- 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

- 2 big red chilies, remove the seeds and chop roughly

- 1 big tomato, diced

- 3 lime leaves, torn

- 2 tbsp sugar

- Salt to taste

- Oil for frying and sauteing


1. Peel and cut potatoes into dice form.

2. Soak the potato pieces in salt water for a few minutes.

3. Heat the oil in the pan, fry the potatoes until they are tanned and crunchy, drain.

4. Heat some oil in the frying pan, stir-fry shallots, garlic, big red chilies, tomatoes, and orange leaves until fragrant.

5. Add salt and sugar, stir well.

6. Put the fries into the balado seasoning, stir until smooth.

7. Taste and adjust the taste.

8. Lift and serve warm balado potatoes.

That afternoon, Alina sat on the terrace of her house enjoying a plate of balado potatoes from her own creations. His eyes looked towards the beautiful garden, his ears heard the chirping of birds, and his heart felt very peaceful. He felt very satisfied with his cooking attempt today and intended to share this story and recipe with friends in his culinary community.

Soon, her neighbor, Susi, stopped by to visit. Alina enthusiastically invites Susi to taste her potato balado. After tasting, Susi praises Alina's cooking sincerely. "You're such a talent, Alina. It feels so right, not too spicy but still delicious."

That night, with a happy heart, Alina wrote a post on her culinary blog about today's balado potato cooking experience. He hopes that his writing can inspire others to try to cook at home and find happiness in every step of cooking, as he feels.

The day ended full of satisfaction for Alina. In his small kitchen, he found true happiness in every piece of ripe potatoes, every spice intertwined, and every smile produced. Cooking is indeed Alina's secret weapon to spread love and happiness to the world.

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