Saturday, October 6, 2012

Vegetarian Sambal Paste

I always keep a bottler of sambal paste in the fridge in case I am craving for Malaysian food... a friend of mine asked for a vegetarian version of this sauce not long ago, since the sambal paste in the fridge is over, I decided to make the sauce a little more vegetarian friendly!

200 gm red chilli
250 gm riped tomato
80 gm Shallot
80 gm dried red chilli
25 gm garlic
25 gm Galandal
1 cup of cooking oil

5-6 tbsp Palm sugar or brown sugar
2 tsp  Tamarind paste
2 tsp  Salt or to taste

Blend together all the ingredients with little water to form a smooth paste.

In a heavy bottomed cookware, cook the paste with 1 cup of oil until oil separated at the edge.

Season with all seasoning, and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes.

Let it cold to room temperature before storing in a airtight container. It should stays about 1 month in the fridge.

中文版,For Chinese,Click --》素食叁巴辣椒酱


  1. last time a shifu told me,a pure vegetarian cannot eat shallot and garlic.

    1. hi, that is in fact more from the religion point of view.. vegetarian in the sense of food, could use some spices and herbs..