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chilli sauce badjak ( sambal bajak )

Sambal Bajak is also known as Sambal Badjak among the Dutch and one of sambals that I miss from home.

Ingredients chilli sauce badjak ( sambal bajak ) :
10 Large Chillies
200 gr. Onions
3 cloves Garlic
12 Candle nuts
1 tsp. Laos powder
2 tsp. Shrimp paste
3 tsp. Palmsugar or dark brown Sugar
125 ml. Tamarind liquid
2 sprigs Lemon grass
200 ml. Coconut Milk
2 tbs. Oil
Salt to taste

How to make chilli sauce badjak ( sambal bajak ):
Process Chillies, Onions, Garlic and Candle nuts in food processor into a coarse paste. Add Laos, Shrimp paste and sugar.
Heat Oil in wok and add the mixture. Stir-fry until Onion are soft and slightly browned. Add Tamarind, Lemon grass, Coconut and Salt. Simmer until mix becomes thick and the oil floats on top.
Remove Lemon grass. Let Sambal cool and then store in Jar. Refrigerate until needed. This should keep for 2-3 Months.

1 comment

  1. Can the candle nuts be replaced with another type of nut?


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