Wednesday, June 08, 2005
recipe is: Lazy Man's Sambal
this is very simple sambal made with very few ingredients but tastes heavenly. it was passed down to me by my mother-in-law. i just tweaked it a bit.
12 red chillies (add a few dried chillies if prefer it to be spicier)
5 big onions
3 pips garlic
1.5 heaped tablespoon tamarind pulp (added to 170 ml of water and strained)
150 gms ikan bilis (small dried anchovies)
salt and sugar to taste
6 tablespoon of oil
Cut the chillies in to 3 segments each
Peel and cut the onions into large chunks
Throw chillies, onions and garlic into blender and blend just for a little while, we want chunky bits, not a paste
Heat 4 table spoon of oil to a medium flame and fry the ikan bilis for 5-8 minutes
Dish up ikan bilis and discard the oil
Heat 2 tablespoon of oil on small flame and fry the chillies, onions and garlic for 8 minutes. Turn up the flame to medium and add in the ikan bilis and fry for another 8 minutes.
Add the strained tamarind juice
Add salt and sugar to taste
Stir fry for another 5 mins
Serve with hot white rice or bread.