Perkedel Tahu - Tofu Fritters

Perkedel Tahu (Tofu Fritters)

A modification from Indonesian mandatory side dish, perkedel, but this time is using tofu as the main ingredients. Tofu fritters is often assumed one of the tastiest snack, a very good substitute in case you get bored of potato fritters (even though you will never do). This vegetarian dish get along well with extensive Indonesian meal, a great complement for every time.

Let’s try making this delicious tofu fritters with this easily applied recipe.


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins

Servings: 10 servings


  • 300 gram firm white tofu
  • 2 tablespoon scallion, finely chopped (you can substitute this with 2 sheet of lime leaves, chopped finely)
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ shrimp paste (don’t use this if you are allergic)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 red chili
  • ½ tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • Cooking oil for frying


  1. Drain the tofu, put it into a mixing bowl. Mashed it using fork until it finely softened. Set aside.
  2. Take a food processor then put minced garlic, black pepper, shrimp paste, salt, grated ginger, and red chili into it.
  3. Mix it with the tofu until it blends well. Put the flour, salt, and egg together.
  4. Divide the mixture into 10 smaller ball then flattened each of it like patties.
  5. Put frying pan on the stove and heat the oil for deep frying. Fry it until it gets golden brown and thoroughly cooked.


  • As it is another form of perkedel, use a small fire to avoid it burn.
  • You can add minced beef if you like.

Tofu fritters is a really delicious side dish that often served with rice, soup, and Indonesian sambal. Made of tofu and using a slightly different spices, it will taste deliciously unique that makes you can’t stop eating them.

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