Belacan and Chilli Sambal

Belacan and Chilli Sambal


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This is a very hot chilli and belacan sambal that is prominent across Malaysia where it is served on a variety of dishes including laksa.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 tablespoon belacan (dried shrimp paste), roasted
  • 2 small limes, halved
  • 8 fresh red chillies, sliced coarsely
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste

Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Pound the chillies in a mortar and pestle with a little salt to a medium coarseness.
  2. Add the belacan and grind it in evenly.
  3. Squeeze the lime juice into the paste just before serving.

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