• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 1 Servings

Sambal Oelek (Indonesian Spice)

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Indonesian

 Ingredients List

  • 250 g (8 oz) fresh red chilies
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Soft brown sugar


Jars of sambal can be bought in many Oriental shops and in some
delicatessens, but it is quite easy to make your own, especially with a
food processor. This is the most basic sambal. To make other sambals,
ingredients such as trassi or blachan, a firm paste made of rotted shrimp,
and candlenuts are added to the mix.

Heat a heavy frying pan and put in the chilies after 2-3 minutes. Dry roast
over a medium heat for a few minutes. Cool, then chop finely and pound to a
paste with the salt and sugar. The chili seeds may be taken out, or left in
if you want a really fiery relish. The sambal will keep for a week or so in
a jar in the refrigerator.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?