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Mixed Spice Relish (Sambal Bajak)

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • Stephen Ceideburg
  • 10 Red chillis
  • 1 sl Terasi
  • 10 Shallots
  • 5 Cloves garlic
  • 3 Kemiri (candlenuts)
  • 3 tb Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • 1 ts Brown sugar
  • 1 c Thick santen (coconut milk)


This is a hot relish, and to make it all the ingredients have to be pounded
together. If you do this in a mortar, try to keep the mixture off your
fingers as much as possible if you have sensitive skin; it is not only your
tongue that can feel the effects of a strong chilli. Sambal Bajak will keep
for a long time in an air tight jar, and lose none of its fierceness.

Take the first five ingredients above-that is, the chillis, terasi,
shallots, garlic, and kemiri-and pound them all together into a fine paste.
Alternatively, mince them first as fine as you can and then put them in a
liquidizer. Saute them in the vegetable oil for a few minutes, then add the
salt, sugar and santen. Simmer gently for 20 minutes, and finish by cooking
on a high flame, stirring continuously, for 1 minute.

Let the sambal cool before you store it. It can be served hot or cold, and
can be reheated many times without impairing the flavour. If you have used
a mincer and liquidizer during the preparation, wash them several times in
hot water and with plenty of detergent before you use them for anything

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