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Sambal Seasoning Recipe

Ingredients :



8 cloves

2 teaspoons

1/2 cup

1 cup

3 teaspoons

2 tablespoon

Large dried chilies

Large onions, roughly chopped


Dried shrimp paste

Peanut oil, or more as required

Tamarind liquid


Palm sugar or substitute

Method :
  • Soak chilies in hot water for 20 minutes.

  • In container of electric blender, grind the chilies, onions, garlic and dried shrimp paste, with enough oil to help the blades draw down the solid ingredients.

  • It may be necessary to use more than half the oil, depending on the size and shape of the blender.

  • When blended to a smooth paste, heat remaining oil in a wok or frying pan and when hot, put in the blended ingredients.

  • Fry over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is cooked and dark in color and oil separates and shows around edges.

  • Wash out blender container with the tamarind liquid, add to pan with salt and sugar and simmer for a few minutes longer, stirring.

  • Cool completely and bottle.

  • Store in refrigerator (If mixture had been cooked in a wok, turn it into a glass or earthenware bowl to cool).


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