At the moment I am in Bali for 2 months and I have a wonderful girl Desi, cooking for me. She makes amazing sambal and today she thought me how to make it. And of course, I am sharing it with you.
Apparently there are few versions of sambal, but this one is mine.
Chillies small red fresh whole -1/2 cup
Shallots, here we have very tiny shallots that are perfect for this, but any shallots are fine or 1/2 of red onion, if you don’t have it. – diced.
Lime -1/2 teaspoon of juice.
Sugar-free half teaspoon.
Shrimp paste – 1/3 teaspoon.
Salt -a pinch
Dry chicken stock-1/3 teaspoon.
Oil- 2 teaspoons
You will also need a pestle and mortar, as according to Desi, machines will never give a required result.
Remove ends from chillies. Then wash and dry them.
In a mortar crush all chillies with a pinch of salt ,sugar, shrimp paste, stock and lime juice.
Add oil to a frying pan, cook onions till scorched in places.
And immediately add to crushed
chillies, mix it in and serve.