Sambal Terung (Eggplant Sambal)

About this recipe: Delicious sour-spicy eggplant to eat with your rice dishes. You can omit the dried shrimp if you wish to make it vegetarian.

Mekmolek Washington, United States

Ingredients

Serves: 4 

  • 4 long japanese eggplant
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Blend ingredients
  • 4 red chilies
  • 5 shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10 g dried shrimp, reconstituted in warm water
  • 2 cm galangal
  • 1/2 small tomato, cut into chunks
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 120 ml tamarind juice
  • oil for cooking
  • fried shallots, for garnishing

Directions

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

  1. Cut the eggplant lengthwise and season with turmeric powder, salt and pepper. Heat oil in frying pan and cook the eggplant until soft. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare the blended ingredients and grind until fine. Heat a little oil in pan and saute these ingredients until fragrant. Add the tamarind juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir, let simmer for about 5 minutes and adjust the seasoning.
  3. Place the cooked eggplant on a dish and pour sambal sauce over it. Garnish with fried shallots.

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