It is a mixture of chili and other ingredients, which make a special taste. It's originated from West Sumatra.
Easy to cook and delicious Balado Potato.

Balado potato is a typical spicy food from Minang. This side dish can be used as a side dish for various types of food. Potatoes are carbohydrates that contain such as protein, fiber, vitamin C, etc. These nutrients are good for health and can maintain our body weight too. No wonder the potato is one of the foods used for people who are on a diet. The nutritional content in potatoes can control blood sugar, good for diet, prevents chronic diseases, and much more. To get the benefits, you can cook potatoes into a variety of healthy and delicious side dishes. Balado is a spicy red sauce mixed with chunks of red chili sauce, which can be mixed with a variety of other foods. Meat or vegetables that can be made with this Balado sauce include beef, chicken, shrimp, squid, eggplant, eggs, potatoes, etc. For meat, usually, it has to be sauteed first so that the meat is cooked, then mixed with Balado sauce. It is very easy to make this dish, you can see the recipe and the steps below to make Balado Potato.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 50 minute(s)


  • 500g potatoes, cut into squares
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp galangal powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 bay leaves

Mashed Ingredients

  • 6 cayenne peppers
  • 4 shallots
  • 3 garlic



Soak potato pieces in water (add 1 tsp salt) for 15 minutes.

Step 1 of cooking Balado Potato.

Fry the potato pieces until brown.

Step 2 of cooking Balado Potato.

Blend all the mashed ingredients, then saute with oil, add bay leaf and galangal, stir until fragrant.

Step 3 of cooking Balado Potato.

Add the fried potatoes, mix well, make sure it tastes as desired.

Step 4 of cooking Balado Potato.

Pour onto a plate, and the balado potatoes are ready to eat with warm rice.

Step 5 of cooking Balado Potato.

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