Shrimp Paste Sambal

Origin: Java Island


  • 3 pc large red chilli, raughly chopped
  • 5 pc small red chillies / bird chillies
  • 1 tsp roasted shrimp paste / terasi
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste
  • sugar to taste (if preferred)

Shrimp Paste Sambal

The simpliest shrimp paste relish that I've first learnt from my childhood time. It is usually prepared shortly before serving, just enough for one meal only.
This sambal is good for beginners ;-). Sambal Terasi is good as a dip for raw vegetables.


  • Put the chillies in a grinding stone ( ulek-ulek) or use mortar & pestle and grind until smooth.
  • Add the roasted shrimp paste, grind them again. Stir to mix.
  • Adjust the seasoning, add the salt & sugar (if necessary).
  • Serve right away with rice, "Fried Tempe" or Tofu, "Fried Chicken" and "Tamarind Soup".
Keyword green chili sambal, Indonesian, shrimp paste

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