July 14, 2024
This is the Secret to Making Your Own Tempeh that is Simple and Delicious!

Tempeh is one of Indonesia's most popular traditional foods. Tempeh is made from soybeans fermented by the mold Rhizopus oligosporus. The process of making tempeh requires care and patience, but the results are very delicious and highly nutritious. Here are the steps in making tempeh traditionally using simple and easy methods.

1. Preparation of Materials

Before starting the tempeh making process, make sure you have prepared all the necessary ingredients. The ingredients you need are:

  1. Soya bean
  2. Tempeh seeds (tempeh starter)
  3. Plastic or bamboo matting to wrap tempeh

Make sure the soybeans you use are fresh and clean. Choose good quality soybeans to get delicious and nutritious tempeh.

2. Soybean Soaking and Peeling Process

The first step in making tempeh is to soak the soybeans in water for several hours, usually around 6-8 hours. This soaking process aims to speed up the process of peeling the soybean skin so that it is easier.

After soaking the soybeans, rub the soybeans with your hands to peel off the skin. Make sure the soybean skin comes off cleanly so that there is no skin left attached. This peeling process takes time and requires patience, but the end result will make the tempeh tastier.

3. Soybean Soaking and Cooking Process

After the soybeans are peeled, soak the peeled soybeans in clean water for a few more hours. After the second soaking process is complete, drain the soybeans and cook the soybeans in boiling water until tender. This cooking process takes about 30-45 minutes depending on the amount of soybeans being cooked.

Once the soybeans are tender, drain the water and let the soybeans cool before mixing with the tempeh starter.

4. Fermentation Process

After the soybeans have cooled, mix the soybeans with the mashed tempeh seeds. Stir the soybeans and tempeh seeds evenly so that the tempeh seeds are well distributed among the soybeans.

After that, put the mixture of soybeans and tempeh seeds into a cleaned container. Press the soybean mixture with your hands or other tools so that it is solid. Cover the container with a clean cloth or bamboo mat to maintain moisture and prevent contamination.

5. Ripening Process

Place the container with the mixture of soybeans and tempeh seeds in a warm and dark place. The tempeh ripening process requires a stable temperature between 30-35 degrees Celsius. Let the tempeh undergo the fermentation process for 24-48 hours until the tempeh is perfectly cooked.

Once the tempeh is cooked, open the container and cut the tempeh according to taste. Tempeh is ready to be served for consumption.

By following the steps above, you can make your own tempeh at home easily. Good luck and good luck!