Raw Sayur Urap Recipe

Bali, and the whole country of Indonesia for that matter, have given me so much, particularly its people, and I like to give back in whatever ways I can. One of the ways I’m trying to do this is to create healthy, Raw Food Recipes that they can relate to and make easily.

Sayur Urap is a traditional Javanese mixed vegetable dish composed of steamed long beans, shredded old coconut, mung bean sprouts, fresh chilis, and a delicious spicy paste. And there are a number of different varieties of course. It is one of my go-to meals when I travel in Indonesia. So I’ve made a raw version with a sauce rather than a paste (to break down the long beans a bit) that is easy to make, delicious and made with local ingredients. And super spicy – bule beware!

Raw Sayur Urap Recipe


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1 cup Shredded Old Coconut
1/2 cup Long Beans (chopped)
1/2 cup Mung Bean Sprouts
1/4 cup Yellow or Red Pepper (chopped)
1/4 cup Jicama (chopped) (Bengkuang in Indonesian)

1/4 cup Coconut Water
1 tbsp Tamari (or any healthy soy sauce)
2 tsp Raw Honey or Coconut Palm Nectar for a fully vegan recipe
1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Irish Moss Paste (1 part Water : 2 parts Irish Moss)
1 tsp Kaffir Lime Leaves
1 clove Garlic
1/2 tsp Fresh Galangal
1/2 tsp Fresh Turmeric
1/2 tsp Fresh Sand Ginger (Kencur in Indonesian)*
1/2 tsp Chili Powder

*If you can’t get Sand Ginger replace with regular ginger

1/4 cup Carrots, Shredded or Julienne Peeled


According to Wikipedia, Sand Ginger is one of 4 members of the Ginger Family that is commonly referred to as Galangal


  1. Mix all bulk ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Blend all sauce ingredients until smooth.
  3. Mix sauce into bulk and toss.
  4. Let marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Garnish with Carrots and serve.


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