Bakso Bakar Malang

Main ingredients

  • Bakso
  • Bakso gravy
  • Marinate sauce
  • Bamboo satay skewer


  • 1 tablespoon sliced shallot
  • 1 lime cheek

Gravy ingredients

  • 1 piece beef knuckle bone
  • 1 piece leek, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 liter water
  • 1 pinch white pepper powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 sprigs Asian celery, chopped    
  • 1 sprig green shallot, sliced

Bakso (meatball) ingredients

  • Beef
  • 1 cup starch flour
  • 2 tablespoons white pepper powder
  • 2 eggs
  • Some ice

Marinate sauce ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons blended chilli
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon small red chilli, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Other marinate ingredients

  • Sweet soya sauce
  • Cooking oil

Peanut sauce ingredients

  • 1 cup fried peanut
  • 2 tablespoons fried chilli (mix of red big chilli and small red chilli)
  • 6 – 8 cloves fried garlic
  • 4 pieces fried shallot
  • 1 tablespoon sliced leek
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soya sauce
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch white pepper powder


  • To make the stock, pour water into a pan, add in beef bone, leek and garlic, bring to the boil and then simmer for around 3 hours.
  • To make bakso, finely blend beef, starch, white pepper and egg together, adding in starch periodically.
  • Transfer beef mixture into a bowl and mix with some ice until you get the texture.
  • Prepare a pot with boiling water.
  • Take a spoon, spoon your beef mixture by squeezing it back through your hand and plung the bakso into the boiling water.
  • Once the bakso comes up then it is ready.
  • To make the marinate sauce, heat oil in a pan, sauté chopped garlic and sliced chilli until fragrant, add in blended chilli, tomato sauce, sweet soya sauce, salt and sugar to taste, stir through and cook for a while just to bring all the flavors together.
  • Set to one side.
  • To make peanut sauce, blend fried peanut, fried chilli, fried garlic and fried shallot into a fine paste.
  • Set to one side.
  • Skew three bakso for each satay skewer, marinate with sweet soya sauce first, followed by cooking oil and last rub with the marinate sauce.
  • Marinate around 15 minutes or longer to give a great flavor.
  • Prepare your grill, make sure it doesn’t have yellow flame, place bakso satay on it.  
  • Start grilling and use a fan to help it cooked evenly. 
  • Meanwhile, check your stock and start to add in seasoning, a pinch of white pepper, a pinch of salt, chopped Asian celery and green shallot.
  • Stir through.
  • When about to serve, put some sliced leek in a bowl, two tablespoons peanut sauce, sweet soya sauce, salt and white pepper powder to taste and mix through.
  • Place it into a plate and put some shallot slices and a lime cheek.
  • Pour the gravy into a bowl together with the beef knuckle.
  • Serve Bakso Bakar Malang on a peanut sauce and the gravy on the side.
30 minutes
1-2 portions