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Candlenut Sambal

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Candlenut Sambal

Jan 6, 2017 | Food Blog, Latest Recipes, Sambal | 0 comments

Sambal/ Candle-Nut Sambal (Tasty Sambal)

Super easy Indonesian sambal, our family loves spicy food, so the simple heat is alway appreciated. The Candle nuts add another texture and flavour as well.


Serves: 5-6 people

Main Ingredients

  • 3 candlenuts (roasted)

  • 2-3 red finger-length chilies

  • 5 bird’s-eye chilies (cabe rawit)

  • salt


To Prepare

  1. Simmer both types of chilies in water for 2 minutes.
  2. Gently fry the candlenuts in a dry pan until golden,
  3. Then chop the candlenuts and place in a mortar or processor with the chilies. Grind until smooth. 

Recipe Notes

  1. Note that candle nuts need to be cooked, otherwise they cause stomach upsets!

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