Steamed Shrimp Paste Sambal

Origin: Java Island


  • 5 pc large red chillies, chopped
  • 5 pc small red chillies / bird chillies
  • 1 pc mid-size red tomato or 3 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 gloves garlic
  • 2 tsp roasted / fried dried shrimp paste/terasi
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • salt or to taste

Steamed Shrimp Paste Sambal

You'd like to make large amount of sambal but doesn't have lust to grind raw chilies?? 😉 Just try this version of sambal terasi. I make it also when I am too lazy to pound large of chillies ;-). All you have to do just steam the ingredients to soften then shortly grind in a grinding stone or with mortal & pestle. And sambal is ready to serve!!
The recipe looks so simple but it's good to burn your mouth ha ha 😉 Good to accompany grilled chicken or other fried side dishes & raw salad.


  • Steam the chillies, garlic & tomato until they are soft (approx. 10 minutes)
  • Transfer all the steamed ingredients on to grinding stone (or mortar & pestle) and grind smoothly.
  • Add the roasted/fried dried shrimp paste (terasi), grind again to mix.
  • Adjust the seasoning, add salt & sugar to taste. Sambal to be consumed until finish because it doesn't stay good longer as fried sambal.
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