Indonesian Style Sambal

When my girls were younger, we had an Indonesian maid in our house. I often see her making her sambal. She would fry the sambal with anchovies and would eat it with rice. As time passes by, I always reminiscent the hot sambal when ever I would want to eat sambal belacan. So, today, is one of the days. I decided to make the sambal the Indonesian way and eat it with some cucumbers. Here it goes!

A handful of bird's eye chilli (cili padi)
A handful of anchovies

*Blend or pound the ingredients together

1 inch shrimp paste (belacan)
Sugar, as desired
Salt, to taste
1 lime juice


1. In a pan, heat some oil and fry the shrimp paste.

2. Then, add the pounded or blended items. Cook and stir well.

3. Add in some sugar and let the mixture cook until it thickens.

4. Lastly, add in the salt and lime to taste. 

*serves 4-6 people

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