Sambal chilli paste and alternatives

2015-01-30
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The name itself reminds me of a dance form called “Samba”. And trust me if you ever try HOT sambal as in a cinnamon challenge, you would end up learning samba in just 10 minutes….

Sambal is a condiment that has a chili-based sauce. Sambal is popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the southern Philippines, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Typically made from a variety of chili peppers, it is sometimes a substitute for fresh chilies. Different countries make different kind of sambal depending on the natural availability of ingredients. Apart from the basic chilly base the secondary ingredients of sambal often includes shrimp paste and/or fish sauce, garlic, ginger, or shallots/green onions, If you are unable to find sambal in your native city, you can prepare an alternative/substitute chili paste as follows

 

For a tsp. of sambal

  1. Mix a tsp. of green chili paste wit 3-4 mid-size cloves of crushed garlic with some vinegar (1/4 tsp.)

OR

  1. Use a tsp. of chili garlic paste with some vinegar (1/4 tsp.)

OR

  1. Crush 3 chilies (red or green) and 3-4 mid-size garlic cloves with some ginger and vinegar (1/4 tsp.)
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