Sambal Goreng Sauce

Preparation info
  • makes about

    450 ml

    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

Sambal gorengis a generic term for a great number of everyday dishes in Indonesia and Malaysia. Don’ t confuse it with the word sambal, which is a relish made with lots of chillies. Sambal goreng sauce can be made at any time and can be eaten with anystaple – rice, potatoes, noodles or pasta.


  • 4 tbsp hot water
  • 1 can(400 ml/ 14


First make the spice paste: put all the ingredients in a blender with 2 tablespoons cold water and blend until smooth. Transfer to a saucepan, bring to the boil and cook, stirring often, for 6-8 minutes.

Add the hot water and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk and simmer, s