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Sambal oelek chilli paste Recipe

Sambal oelek chilli paste Recipe

Sambal oelek chilli paste Recipe

The action of grinding a chilli paste is “oelek” or “ulek” in Malay. Commercial brands like the Indonesian ABC brand are good, but this sauce is so simple to make that you should try it. If you have a blender it becomes a simple process, but remember to bring it to the boiling point and cool before storing.

Ingredients :

    • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
    • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 5 cm (1 in) fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 12 red finger-length chillies, halved and deseeded
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 1 teaspoon shaved palm sugar or dark brown sugar
    • 3/8 cup (100 ml) vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste

Method :

    1. Grind the onion, garlic, ginger and chillies in a food processor or mortar to a smooth paste. Heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the ground paste over medium heat until fragrant, 3–5 minutes, seasoning with the sugar, vinegar and salt.
    2. Remove from the heat and cool, then store refrigerated in a sealed jar for up to 2 months.

MAKES : 1 cup
PREPARATION TIME : 10 mins
COOKING TIME : 5 mins