5 Healthy Side Dish Recipes without Oil and Low Cholesterol

Fimela.com, Jakarta Looking for side dish recipe delicious and low cholesterol? Come on, try the following compilation of Fimela’s selected recipes. There are a variety of side dishes without oil that you can make yourself at home.

There is an all-steamed menu which is also delicious and suitable for daily side dishes. For more, see the compilation below.

1. Cloverleaf Tofu Recipe


  • 200 gr clover leaves
  • 1 white tofu
  • salt to taste
  • banana leaves and enough skewers for wrapping

Ground spices:

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 shallots
  • 15 bird’s eye chilies
  • 1 cm shrimp paste
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 candlenuts

How to make:

  1. Mash the tofu and mix with the clover and ground spices.
  2. Heat the banana leaves over the fire so that they wilt and are easy to shape. Wrap the botok dough until it runs out.
  3. Steam for about 30 minutes or until the botok is cooked.

2. Chicken Filled Steamed Tofu Recipe

Recipe for steamed tofu filled with delicious chicken/copyright shutterstock



  • 2 tofu
  • 250 gr chicken fillets
  • 3 cloves of fine garlic
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 chicken egg
  • Oyster sauce
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Pepper
  • Mushroom powder

How to make

  1. Puree the chicken using a chopper.
  2. Prepare a container, mix the chicken with other ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Cut tofu according to taste. Spread the dough over the tofu. Repeat all the dough out.
  4. Steam tofu for 20 minutes.
  5. Steamed Tofu Filled with Chicken is ready to be served.

3. Sundanese Chicken Pepes Recipe Without Oil

<p>illustration of pepes ayam/Ika Rahma H/Shutterstock</p>
<li>500 grams of chicken meat</li>
<li>1 bunch of basil</li>
<li>2 red tomatoes (choose the firm ones)</li>
<li>3 stalks of green onions</li>
<li>3 bay leaves</li>
<li>3 stalks of lemongrass</li>
<li>3 cm galangal</li>
<li>whole cayenne pepper to taste</li>
<h3>Ground spices:</h3>
<li>6 shallots</li>
<li>4 cloves garlic</li>
<li>1 tsp coriander</li>
<li>8 grains of hazelnut roasted</li>
<li>2 cm ginger</li>
<li>4 cm turmeric</li>
<li>1 tbsp salt/to taste</li>
<li>1 tsp sugar/to taste</li>
<li>1/2 tsp chicken broth powder</li>
<li>banana leaves and skewers to taste</li>
<h3>How to make</h3>
<li>Clean the pieces of chicken meat, coat with lime.  Leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse clean. </li>
<li>Grind the spices finely, coat the chicken with the spices. </li>
<li>Thinly slice the tomatoes, chop the spring onions, grated lemongrass and galangal.  Cut the bay leaf in half.  Pick all the basil leaves and wash them clean.</li>
<li>Take banana leaves to taste, arrange tomatoes, lemongrass, whole bird’s eye chilies, galangal and bay leaves.  Then put the seasoned chicken then add the green onions and basil to taste.  Pepper wrap.  Do it to the end. </li>
<li>Steam for 35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and tender.</li>
<li>Remove the pepes, grill or burn briefly until the banana leaves are scorched dry.  Serve.</li>
<li>Enjoy Sundanese chicken pepes with warm rice.</li>
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4. Basil Tofu Pepes Recipe

<p>Illustration of pepes tofu cob/copyrightshutterstock/sri widyowati</p>
<li>2 white tofu</li>
<li>A handful of basil</li>
<li>4 cloves garlic</li>
<li>2 Spring onions</li>
<li>Salt to taste</li>
<li>1 red chili</li>
<li>4 bird’s eye chilies</li>
<li>Banana leaves for wrapping</li>
<h3>How to make</h3>
<li>Grind spices such as shallots, garlic, red chilies, cayenne pepper and salt.</li>
<li>After the spices are smooth, add the tofu and grind it.</li>
<li>Mix the spices and mashed tofu.  Add basil leaves.</li>
<li>Take 2 or 3 tablespoons of the mixture, and season it with long banana leaves.  Do this for the remaining dough.</li>
<li>Steam the pepes for 20-30 minutes.</li>
<li>Remove and serve while still warm.</li>
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5. Cheese Tofu Pepes Recipe

Pepes tofu illustration./Copyright shutterstock.com/g/p3nnylan3


  • 2 pieces of tofu, smashed with a fork
  • 2 chicken eggs, shaken off
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • grated cheddar cheese to taste
  • a pinch of sugar

How to make

1. Mix all the ingredients. Stir well.

2. Prepare banana leaves, then add the mixture to taste.

3. Heat the steamer.

4. Steam for about 20 minutes until cooked.

Good luck!

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