Spicy Peanut Sauce

Spicy Peanut Sauce


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This is a beautiful homemade peanut satay sauce that can be adjusted to you personal spice level. Serve with satay sticks.


Serves: 8 

  • 300g roasted peanuts
  • 3 dried chillies, deseeded and soak in water
  • 2 fresh red chillies, deseeded
  • 2 1/2 cm galangal
  • 2 lemongrass bulb, diced
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 3cm palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) tamarind juice
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • cooking oil

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Split the portions of roasted peanuts into thirds. Grind coarsely 2/3 of the peanuts and grind 1/3 finely. Set aside.
  2. Drain the soaking dried chillies and put in food processor with fresh chillies, galangal, lemongrass and blend until fine.
  3. Heat a little oil in a saucepan and fry the diced onions until soft. Add the chilli paste and fry until fragrant.
  4. Pour in the tamarind juice then add the peanuts, sugar and salt. Stir well and cook until sauce thickens. Adjust seasoning accordingly.

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