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Sambal Terasi

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By Sri Owen

Published 1980

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Unlike some other kinds of sambal, this one doesn’t keep, so make it in small quantities—just enough for one meal. It is very hot.


  • 5 green chillis
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 slice terasi, g


Boil the chillis for 6 minutes, seed them, and cut them up small. Then pound them together with the shallot, garlic, and grilled terasi. Season with salt, sugar if desired, and lime juice.