Cumi Asam Pedas

2010 May 18
by linda

Another dish of my mom that I really fond of is Cumi (cuttlefish) Asam (sour) Pedas (spicy). I tried to replicate the dish for few times but I never could get the dish to taste and look the same as my mom’s. Next time I go back to Indonesia, I should ask her to cook me this dish while I watch. I will update the recipe with the new better version of my mother.

Cumi Asam Pedas


  • 1 kg of calamari/cuttle fish, clean the translucent bone, ink and skin, cut
  • 3 tomatoes, cut in cubes
  • 1 capsicum, cut in long strips
  • 2 green long chillies, slice
  • 2 cloves, sliced thinly
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce, more or less
  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce, more or less
  • salt and sugar to adjust
  • oil for stir frying


  1. Heat the oil in the wok. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  2. Add tomatoes, onion and green chillies. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in the cuttle fish and 1 tsp of salt and stir for few minutes. Turn the heat into low medium and close the wok with lid. Cook it for about 20-25 minutes. Stir it every 10 minutes. This will let the cuttle fish to be tender and the juice out, so no need to add water.
  4. Add the capsicum, tomato sauce and chilli sauce and stir.
  5. Taste and adjust with sugar and salt.

Preparation time (duration): 90

Culinary tradition: Indonesian

Please leave your comment/suggestion if you find this recipe useful. Can’t wait to hear from you and Thank You!

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3 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 May 19
    Lili permalink

    favourite gua juga

  2. 2010 May 19
    Lili permalink

    cuma gw ada kasih asam n lemon dikit…. n gula … biar asem2 manis. nanti gw coba resep lu dech..

    • 2010 May 19
      linda permalink

      Li kalo loe coba resep … itu ukuran gua jangan terlalu jadi patokan hahahha maklum gua gak pernah ngukur semua pake perkiraan.. jadi taste aja lebih kuranglah

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