Sweet Sambal Tumis

Sweet Sambal Tumis 


30g dried chillies

200g rose shallots

1 big onion, sliced

10g ginger, sliced

20g galangal, sliced

25g garlic, peeled

15g belacan

3 stalk lemongrass, white parts only, sliced

1/2 C water

1/2 C oil

1/4 C water

1 tbspn tamarind paste

120g palm sugar / brown sugar

1/8 tsp salt

Method : 

1. Put all the ingredients (in italics) into the blender and bliz until it becomes a paste.

2. Heat the oil and gently fry the paste for about 30min until the oil separates from the paste.

3. Add the water, tamarind paste, sugar and salt.  Stir gently and adjust the taste.

4. Remove from fire and let it cool down before pouring into clean jars.

Makes about 500ml. 

Well, the level of spiciness is really a matter of personal preference.  If you like it HOT, then by all means add as much heat as you like.

Do also note that this sambal is on the sweet side.  Reduce the amount of sugar if you prefer it on the more savoury side.