Sambal is a chilli-based sauce that is a popular condiment in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, southern Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Typically they are made from a variety of chilli peppers and can be extremely spicy for the uninitiated.
There are lots of condiments served with Indonesian dishes and a common one is sambal, this is an easy recipe for one using chilli and shallots.
An Indonesian method of preparing fresh prawns - stir fried with bok choy, chilli sauce (sambal) garlic and chillies. If you like assertive flavours you'll love this one!
These awesomely spicy potato chips are a quick easy snack, perfect for when you crave something crispy and tasty. I recommend a potato suited for mashing but any will do.
This is an Indonesian dish traditionally served at Ramadan where tempeh is simmered in a flavourful sauce.
This is a Malaysian recipe for a very hot chilli sauce to go with with prawns or chicken.
This is a simple dish that makes a great lunch or entree, eggplant is fried then served with a homemade sambal. You can omit the dried shrimp if you wish to make it vegetarian/vegan.
This is a popular Malaysian Sambal known as 'Sambal Ikan Bilis' that uses fried dried anchovies, dried chillies and belacan.
This is a sambal that is not very spicy instead featuring mackerel and grated coconut but also containing lemongrass and shallots.
Variations of this spicy dish can be found everywhere in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. Serve with lots of rice.
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.