Recipe Stir-fried Long Bean Tempeh

Tempe Kacang Panjang is a flavorful Indonesian dish that combines tempeh (fermented soybean cake) and long beans stir-fried with aromatic spices. This dish is not only delicious but also rich in protein and nutrients. Here's how you can make it at home:


  • 200 grams of tempeh, thinly sliced
  • 200 grams long beans (kacang panjang), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 red chilies, sliced (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add minced garlic and sliced shallots. Sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add sliced tempeh to the pan. Cook until the tempeh turns golden brown.
  4. Add long beans and sliced red chilies to the pan. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until the long beans are cooked but still crunchy.
  5. mix tamarind paste, palm sugar, sweet soy sauce, and a little water in a small bowl. Pour this mixture into the pan.
  6. Stir well to combine all the ingredients and let it simmer for another 2 minutes.
  7. Season with salt according to your taste.
  8. Remove from heat Once everything is well combined and the sauce has thickened slightly.

Serving Suggestion:

  • Serve Oseng Tempe Kacang Panjang hot with steamed rice.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro or fried shallots for extra flavor and texture.


  • To enhance the flavor, add a tablespoon of shrimp paste (terasi) while sautéing the garlic and shallots.
  • Adjust the amount of red chilies according to your preferred level of spiciness.
  • Make sure not to overcook the long beans to maintain their crunchiness.


  • You can add other vegetables, such as carrots, cabbage, or spinach, to make the dish more colorful and nutritious.
  • For a vegan version, you can substitute sweet soy sauce with soy sauce mixed with a bit of brown sugar.

Nutritional Information:

  • The calorie content of Oseng Tempe Kacang Panjang can vary based on serving size and specific ingredients used. On average, a serving of this dish (without rice) contains approximately 200-250 calories.


Tempe Kacang Panjang is a delightful Indonesian stir-fry dish that perfectly balances flavors and textures. You can enjoy this nutritious meal at home with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions. Experiment with different variations to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. Whether you're a fan of Indonesian cuisine or looking to explore new flavors, this dish will satisfy your cravings.


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