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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Vegetarian Sambal 2

Another version of vegetarian sambal that has more ingredients.   The previous one [Vegetarian Sambal I] has no carrots and uses fresh red chillies with calamansi lime juice.   This one uses chilli paste [from dried chillies] and tamarind slices.  Both are as good.  You can squeeze in so lime juice for more tangy  taste.

[recipe adapted from with slight modification]
300 gm chilli paste
75 ml oil
75 gm sugar
1 tsp salt
15 gm tamarind slices
4 slices galangal [wild ginger]
extra lime juice - optional
Blend together
3 red chillies
6 bird eye's chillies
1 stalk lemongrass
10 g fresh tumeric
100 gm tomato [about 1 medium  size]
70 gm carrot [1/2 a medium size carrot]
  1. Heat oil in wok and add in the blended spice paste.  Fry until fragrant.
  2. Add in chilli paste and fry until oil separates.  Add in tamarind slices, galangal, sugar and salt to taste.  Stir fry until fragrant.
  3. Dish out to cool before storing in glass container. 
  4. Add extra lime juice if preferred before serving with rice, noodles etc with raw vegetables like cucumber or four angled beans.

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Sapana Behl said...

Wonderful samba, recipe !

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I must try this! Quite interesting as I have eaten vegetarian food and I wondered how they make their sambal :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Sapana, sambal without prawn paste. Healthy version good with noodles and rice.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, never imagine sambal with carrots and tomatoes, ya?

kitchen flavours said...

Wow, I can imagine using this for the base of so many delicious dishes! Thanks for sharing!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, you're right. I used this to cook spicy stir fry vegetables and
vegetarian sambal 'dried prawns'.

Vivian Pang said...

Very healthy sambal with added carrot n tomotoes. May I know how much dried chilies should I used to substitute chili paste? Like to blend from dried chilies. Thanks!

Kimmy said...

Hi Vivian, you can blend from dried chillies then weigh it for 300 gm. I bought the ready blended dried chillies.

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