sambal in the daily menu of Indonesia people, sambal seems can’t be separated. Although, Sambal is not the main menu, but its presence is always awaited among other main dishes. The dishes would be tasteless without sambal and one of the most popular sambal among Indonesians is Sambal Terasi, let’s take a look its recipe:


  • 15 red chilies, sliced and seeded
  • 2 Tbs. dried shrimp paste
  • 2 medium-sized tomato, chopped
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and bruised
  • 2 Tbs. oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. salt
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice


  1. Heat oil and saute shallots, chillies, garlic and tomato until they are fragrant. Take out from the wok and set aside.
  2. Grind or blend all the fried ingredients with dried shrimp paste, salt and palm sugar, until smooth in mortar.