Sambal Ikan Bilis

    25 mins

    As simple, spicy sambal dish that is usually an accompaniment to Nasi Lemak.


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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    Serves: 6 

    • 150g dried anchovies
    • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
    • 4 shallots
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) tamarind juice
    • 2 cm belacan, toasted
    • 8 dried chilli peppers, soak in hot water discard seeds
    • 1 clove garlic
    • Salt to taste
    • Sugar to taste
    • Cooking oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Fry the dried anchovies until crispy, drain and set aside.
    2. Blend the shallots, chillies, garlic and belacan together until fine.
    3. Heat a little oil in pan and fry the blended spice ingredients until fragrant. Add the onion rings and stir well for a few minutes until the onion softens a little.
    4. Add tamarind juice, salt and sugar. Cook until the sauce thickens and then add the crispy fried anchovies.

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     -  17 Jul 2012


    i like it! simple, easy and yet delicious!  -  20 Dec 2012