Sambal Recipe

What is Sambal?: Indonesian Sambal is a chili-based sauce and one of the most popular Indonesian dishes. The combination of chilies, tangy lime juice, sugar and salt all pounded up with mortar; creating such an aroma and mystique taste to the dishes. Sambal, among Indonesia and Malaysia restaurants has become their main attraction, with options that include young mango, mushroom and durian.

Serving Size: 1 cup
Preparation time: 15 min. Cook time: 15 min

Sambal Ingredients:

  • 6–8 red chillies
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cm piece ginger
  • 1 lemongrass root, thinly sliced from the white part only
  • 50ml white vinegar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • lime, grated

Sambal Preparation:

  1. Chop the ginger, garlic and lemongrass and place in a mortar. Add the chilies and half of the lime rind, keeping the other half aside for later.
  2. Crush the ingredients together in the mortar. Gradually add the vinegar.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and lime zest, for flavor, while continuing to breaking down the ingredients
  4. Add the crushed ingredients to a saucepan then bring the pan to a boil with the mix of a wooden spoon.
  5. After boil, let it simmer for 3 minutes
  6. Add a pinch of sugar while stirring
  7. Steam for an estimated 10 minutes over a medium flame
  8. Finally, add grated lime to top off it off
  9. Sambal may be served hot or cold, preferably cool, a complement to just about any dish
  10. Enjoy!

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