Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Nasi Lemak Chilli

Sambal is an Asian condiment made from chillies, onions and other secondary ingredients. There are many varieties of sambal. Different ingredients are added for making different sambal for Sayur Lodeh, Laksa, Nasi Lemak and other dishes. There's no right or wrong recipe, each family have their own unique recipes.

Nasi Lemak Chilli

30 dried chillies (soaked with hot water )
1 big onion
5 garlics
1/2 tsp toasted belachan      
1 lemongrass, slice
4 tbsp fried ikan bilis
2 tbsp tamarind juice
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar


Blend chillies, onion, lemongrass, ikan bilis, belachan and garlics together.
Fry with 3 tbsp of oil over low fire.
Keep on stirring the mixture to prevent it from getting burnt.
Fry till oil seeps thru then add in tamarind juice.
Mix well before adding in 1/2 tsp of salt and 2 tbsp of sugar.
Mix well to combine. Cool chilli before storing in bottles.


  1. Thank you for sharing your recipe. :)

  2. I have no access to buah keras from where I am staying, is it ok to omit it in this recipe?

  3. The buah keras is for thickening the chilli so it"s ok to omit it or you can replace with almonds @ed_pricot

  4. Thanks for sharing, by the way how long can I keep this chilli? Thank you.