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There are many kinds of processed carp that are famous for their delicacy throughout Indonesia. It's not uncommon for people to prefer carp over other fish because of its large size and small number of bones.

This makes the carp processed business one of the businesses that brings high profits, especially if you can serve it with good taste. It is certain that your processed carp will be sought after by the public!

If you want to start a carp processed business, please read this article first! This article will discuss business analysis and various processed carp. Let's thoroughly peel things about the carp processed business now!

Processed Gurame Fish Business Analysis

analisa usaha olahan ikan gurame
Source: Kompas

Gurame fish is a consumption fish with a relatively expensive price compared to other freshwater fish. However, carp is still loved because it tastes delicious and does not have fine spines like carp so it is easier to eat.

The delicacy possessed by carp is widely used by the community to be processed into dishes with a very delicious taste. So, even though the capital you spend is slightly higher than other fish processing businesses, the profit you will get will be large because carp has a lot of fans.

In a carp processing business, there are 2 types of capital that must be prepared, namely capital that is only issued at the start of the business and capital that is issued every month. The capital that you only spend at the start of the business includes capital to buy cooking utensils, cutlery, needs for restaurants, and so on. Meanwhile, the capital that you routinely spend each month includes capital to buy carp, fresh vegetables, and other kitchen ingredients.

Come on, let's see how much capital you will spend to start a carp processing business!

Table of Initial Capital for Processed Gurame Fish Business

No.GoodsAmountUnit price
Total price
1.Cutlery (plates, forks and spoons)50 sets30.0001.500.000
2.Cooking Equipment (gas, stove, fryer, pan, etc.)11.500.0001.500.000

In addition to the costs above, there are costs that you have to pay each month to manage a carp processed restaurant. For details, see the table below!

Table of Monthly Costs for Processed Gurame Fish Business

No.GoodsAmountUnit price
Total price
1.Gurame fish100 kgs30.0003.000.000
3.Kitchen Spices and Vegetables30100.0003.000.000

With the calculation above, the cost of processing carp that you need to spend is IDR 6,500,000 per month. These costs are estimates only. If you want to add workers and other tools during your carp processing business, of course the monthly costs that you have to spend will be higher.

Various Kinds of Processed Gurame Fish That Can Be Sold

Lots of Indonesian people's favorite traditional dishes are made from carp. The cooking ingredients are quite cheap and easy to find in traditional markets.

So, what are the favorite processed carp in Indonesia? Come on, find out below along with the full recipe!

1. Honey Grilled Gurame

gurame bakar madu
Source: IDN Times

One recipe for processed carp that is much loved by the people of Indonesia is the recipe for grilled carp with honey. Honey grilled carp is suitable to be served at any time, especially when there is a celebration that is synonymous with grilled food such as New Year's Eve. Honey grilled carp has a higher appeal than ordinary grilled carp because of the sweet honey that is perfect when combined with the savory carp meat.

To make honey grilled carp, here are the ingredients and how to cook it:


  • 1 tail carp
  • Salt to taste
  • Lime juice
  • 1 sour sundae
  • 5 tbsp honey
  • 7-9 tablespoons of sweet soy sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 8 shallots
  • 6 cayenne pepper
  • 8 curly red chilies
  • ½ segment ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cm turmeric is burned
  • 3 candlenuts roasted
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • Pepper powder to taste
  • ½ tsp broth powder
  • 100 ml cooking oil

How to cook:

  • Wash the carp thoroughly, then coat it with salt and lime.
  • Let stand for about 15 minutes before washing again with clean water.
  • Mix all the ground spices using a blender.
  • Smear the ground spices that have been mixed on the fish then let stand for 15-30 minutes for the flavors to infuse.
  • Grill the fish until cooked and the fish is ready to be served!

2. Gurame Fish Soup

sup ikan gurame
Source: Cookpad

With soft flesh and few thorns, carp is suitable for making clear and fresh soup. A few tips, so that carp soup is more delicious and easy to eat, you can use carp fillets without bones.

If you are interested in cooking carp soup, here are the ingredients needed and how to prepare them:


  • 600 gr carp filet
  • 1.5 liters of water
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass
  • 3 pieces of lime leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cm ginger
  • 1 cm galangal
  • 100 ml of lime/lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 stalk of green onion
  • 5 green tomatoes
  • 5 pieces of red bird's eye
  • 20 basil leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 red onions
  • 3 cm turmeric

How to make:

  • Sauté the garlic, shallots and turmeric until cooked.
  • Boil water with stir-fry seasoning, lime leaves, bay leaves, lemon grass and galangal.
  • Add the lemon juice, salt, sugar, fish sauce and pepper and let it sit for a while.
  • Add the carp filet pieces, green tomatoes, red bird's eye chilies, and scallions.
  • Lower the heat and cook until the fish and vegetables are cooked.
  • Add basil leaves, carp soup is ready to be served!

3. Sweet And Sour Gurame

gurame asam manis
Source: Kompas

Ever imagined the combination of carp with sweet and sour sauce? The result will be so delicious!

Maybe you usually only find this dish at parties. Now, you can make it yourself using the following recipe!


  • 1 kg of carp
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4-5 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 red chilies
  • Carrots and cucumber to taste
  • 5 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • 150 cc of water
  •  ½ tsp vinegar
  • 2 cm peeled ginger
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • Oil to taste
  • Sugar, pepper and salt to taste

How to cook:

  • Wash the fish thoroughly, then rub the onion, salt and pepper on the fish until evenly distributed.
  • After that, coat the fish with cornstarch.
  • Fry the fish briefly until the color turns brown.
  • To make sweet and sour sauce, add margarine to the frying pan and sauté the onions until fragrant.
  • After that, add some other sauce ingredients such as salt, sugar, pepper, tomato sauce, and green onions.
  • After all the ingredients for the sauce are mixed evenly, add the cucumbers and carrots to the sauce.
  • Enter the cornstarch that has been mixed with water and add the fish that was previously fried. 
  • Cook until the sweet and sour sauce absorbs well into the fish meat and the sweet and sour carp is ready to serve!

4. Gurame Curry

gulai ikan gurame
Source: Cookpad

Not only beef and mutton can be processed into curry, carp can also be made into a delicious curry to eat. The thick and tender meat mixed with the savory coconut milk will make it even more delicious for your lunch.

Come on, follow the following methods to find out the manufacturing process!


  • 2 carp fish
  • 1 lime
  • 400 ml of coconut milk
  • 2 sticks of lemongrass
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 pieces of lime leaves
  • Oil to taste
    Ground spices:
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 7 red onions
  • 3 red chilies
  • 10 bird's eye chilies 
  • 2 cm turmeric
  • 2 cm ginger
  • 1 cm galangal
  • 3 candlenuts
  •  ½ tsp pepper
  • Salt and sugar to taste

How to make:

  • Marinate fish with lime and salt for 30 minutes.
  • Wash the fish thoroughly and fry until cooked.
  • Saute ground spices, add lemon grass, bay leaves, and lime leaves. Cook until the spices are cooked. 
  • Pour coconut milk and enough water. 
  • Cook until boiling, then add fish, salt, sugar and pepper to taste.

5. Rujak Seasoned Gurame Fish

Gurame fish cooked with rujak spices has always been a favorite because of its delicacy. If the chicken cooked with rujak seasoning has a moist and sticky texture, the rujak seasoned gurame will be very crunchy and crunchy when cooked.

Curious what ingredients are needed and how to cook it? Come on, find out together!


  •  ½ kg of fresh carp
  • 3 shallots
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 candlenut
  • 2 large red chilies
  • 1 small chili
  • 4 tomatoes
  •  ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Shrimp to taste
  • 2 sliced ginger
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Soy sauce to taste

How to make:

  • Grind all the spices except bay leaves.
  • Cut the gurame into 2 then coat with salt.
  • Fry the gurame with a little oil until half cooked.
  • Cook the mashed spices for a while without oil then add bay leaves, salt and sugar.
  • Turn off the stove then add the carp and spread the seasoning on all surfaces. 
  • Grill the carp over low heat for 4 minutes while turning it over.
  • After a bit absorbed, spread the soy sauce and bake again until cooked.
  • When it's cooked, serve it on a plate and the salad seasoning carp is ready to eat!

6. Cracked Gurame

Pecak gurame is a delicious Betawi dish that serves fried fish topped with diluted sambal. With its savory and spicy seasoning, halibut will really spoil your stomach if you mix it with the soft flesh of carp.

To cook halibut, pay attention to the following method!


  • 1 carp
  • 1 lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 pieces of lime leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass
  • 200-250 ml of water
  • Granulated sugar to taste
  • 3 limes
  • Right amount of oil
  • 25 curly red chilies
  • 5 cayenne pepper
  • 1 red tomato
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 8-10 shallots
  • 1.5 ginger
  • 1 cm kencur

How to cook:

  • Rub the lime juice and salt on the carp and let it rest for 30 minutes. If so, fry the fish until light brown.
  • Sauté the red chilies, shallots, garlic, ginger and tomatoes, then grind until the spices are mixed together.
  • Heat the water, add the lime leaves, lemon grass and bay leaves, then cook until it boils.
  • Turn off the heat, add the ground spices, salt, sugar and mix well.
  • Add lime according to taste.
  • Pour the seasoning over the fish, and eat it while it's warm!

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