Chhillar shared snapshots from her dinner in Indonesia on her Instagram stories, with special mention for the gado gado- an Indonesian salad made from slightly boiled, blanched or steamed vegetables, as well as hard-boiled eggs and fried tofu. Manushi also posted pictures of some delicious-looking desserts, with the caption, "When everyday here is a cheat day". Have a look! (Also Read: Manushi Chhillar Tries Out The Trendy Bubble Tea- Have You Tasted It Yet?)
Gado gado has another soy product called tempeh that originates from Indonesia, and another typical feature of the salad is the lontong- compressed rice wrapped in banana leaf. The salad is dressed in a spicy peanut sauce. The name gado gado literally means "mix-mix" in Indonesian. A variation of the same salad is also popular in western Java, including Jakarta and Banten.
The vegetables typically used in gado gado salad include potatoes, spinach, long beans, bean sprouts, butter gourd, corn, cabbage etc. The toppings of the salad usually include deep fried Indonesian crackers krupuk and sometimes even fried shallots. However, the star of this dish is the spicy peanut sauce that is made from fried peanuts, coconut or palm sugar, chilies, lime juice and tamarind juice. Terasi or dried shrimp paste is also added to the sauce, as are salt to taste and a little water to dilute the sauce. Whew! We've lost count of the number of ingredients that go into making this salad. Remember to taste it the next time you travel to Indonesia!