Sambal Oelek

Cuisine Indonesian
Course Condiment
Servings 48 teaspoons
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
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Learn to make Sambal Oelek, which means “ground chili sauce.” This is considered base sambal, used as the starting point for many different varieties. It’s quite spicy, and I use it all the time when cooking Indonesian foods.

When I was dating my (now) wife, she came to visit me in The Netherlands. One day, I am cooking something with Sambal Oelek, and she asked me what that was. I put some on a spoon, and said “taste it.” She tried the spoon, and well…. wasn’t thrilled iwth me. I’m a lucky man that she kept dating me, and eventually, married me!  

Learn to make Sambal Oelek, which means "ground chili sauce." This is considered base sambal, used as the starting point for many different varieties. It's quite spicy, and I use it all the time when cooking Indonesian foods.

Ingredients

Sambal Oelek

  • 325 g Red Chili Peppers (I use either FInger Hot Red Chilies, or Cayenne Peppers)
  • 5 g Salt

EQUIPMENT

NUTRITION

Nutrition Facts
Sambal Oelek
Serving Size
 
1 teaspoon
Amount per Serving
Calories
3
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.03
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.003
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.02
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.002
g
Sodium
 
41
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
22
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Fiber
 
0.1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
0.4
g
0
%
Protein
 
0.1
g
0
%
Vitamin A
 
64
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
10
mg
12
%
Calcium
 
1
mg
0
%
Iron
 
0.1
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer

Nutrition Facts provided are a calculated estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Instructions

  • Cut the stem and shoulders of the chilies, and give them a rough chop.No need to de-seed, you want this to be spicy.
  • Add the cut-up chilies to your food processor, and process until it turns into a paste. There will be little pieces left, as well as seeds; that is OK.
  • Transfer the chili paste to a bowl, and mix salt through it. Let it sit for some time, and then put it in a jar, and store in the fridge.

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