Sambal Bawang

Sambal Bawang

Recipe by Peppy Nasution


250 grams red chilies, discard the seed

50 grams small hot chili

300 grams shallots

50 grams cloves garlic

120 ml sunflower oil


2 – 3 tbs ground dried shrimp


  1. In a pan, stir fry whole chilies, shallots and garlics until wilted. Remove from the pan and drain. Leave the oil in the pan.

  2. In a food processor, add the sauted chilies-shallot mixture with salt and ground dried shrimp and process.

  3. Re-heat the pan with oil, transfer the grinded chilies and shallot mixture. Stir fry until done or the colour change to darken. Cool down at a room temperature.

  4. Put into a jar and keep it in the fridge.

You could find the original recipe here.