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Diced Water Chestnut or Jicama Sambal Recipe

Diced Water Chestnut or Jicama Sambal Recipe

Diced Water Chestnut or Jicama Sambal Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 10–12 fresh or canned water chestnuts or 1 small jicama (bangkuang), peeled and diced
  • 2–3 red finger-length chilies, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried shrimp paste (trasi), dry-roasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 2 sprigs Asian basil

Method :

  1. Place the water chestnuts or jicama and half of the chilies in a bowl.
  2. Grind the remaining chilies with the garlic, dried shrimp paste, salt and lime or lemon juice to a coarse paste in a mortar or blender. Add the ground mixture to the vegetables and mix well. Garnish with the basil and serve.

Makes 2 cups
Preparation time : 30 mins

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Source :
The Food of Indonesia
Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
by Heinz von Holzen & Lother Arsana
photos by Heinz von Holzen

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See also Indonesian Recipe “Shallot Sambal Recipe”