Friday, January 19, 2007

Homemade Sambal

I like making my own sambal. This is a versatile sambal and I used it for my mee hoon goreng, nasi goreng, sambal okra , sambal prawns or just eat it with my nasi lemak.

Mee hoon goreng

Sambal Prawns

Acar Buah


1/2 pound of red chilies
20 dried chilies (soak in hot water and remove seeds)
2 large onions
10 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of dried shrimp
4 pcs of kaffir lime leaves
2 stalk of serai (lemongrass)
2 inches of ginger
1/2 cup of thick coconut milk
1/4 cup of tamarind juice
2 tbsp of tomato paste
2 ikan bilis cubes
sugar and salt to taste

1) Blend all the ingredients with some oil except for tamarind juice, ikan bilis cubes, kaffir lime leaves, salt and sugar.
2) Heat oil in a wok and pour in the blended ingredients.
3) Once the ingredients starts to bubble lower the flame to medium and simmer for 45 mintues.
4) Add in sugar, ikan bilis cubes, kaffir lime leaves, salt and tamarind juice.
5) Continue to stir to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
6) Simmer until the sambal is reddish-brown in colour and oil separated from the mixture.
7) Cool and store for future use.

1 comment:

Quinn said...

Gert, does this taste like sambal tumis? I can't find ikan bilis cubes, can use chicken?