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Authentic Recipe of Sambal Mangga Muda. Refreshing Indonesian Traditional Young Mango Chili Sauce from Palembang in South Sumatra.

Sambal Mangga Muda is a traditional Indonesian mango chili sauce locally curated by native housewives and cooks from Palembang in South Sumatra.

Things To Know About Sambal Mangga Muda Recipe.

Indonesians are quite popular worldwide for their spicy cuisine. One type of condiment, in particular, stands out from the others. Sambal is a type of Indonesian chili sauce, usually consisting of chili peppers (Cabai Rawit/Bird’s Eye chili pepper), oils, and other regional ingredients. Sambal is arguably the most versatile Indonesian traditional food, with every region in Indonesia having its variant of Sambal.

Historically, sambal was invented during the colonization of Indonesia, during which sambal was not as popular as today. The exact origin of sambal is unknown, but it was due to the Portuguese and Dutch bringing the plant to Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) that sambal started to grow and spread throughout the country.

Sambal Mangga Muda is a variant of sambal that utilizes the flesh of a young (unripe) mango fruit in addition to the regular ingredients of sambal. This type of sambal is popular in the western region of Java. The acidity of the mango pairs perfectly with the spiciness of the chili.

Sambal mangga muda is often served with seafood, like gurami sambal manga (fried carp with mango chili sauce). The texture is also a big reason why this variant of sambal is enjoyed. The unripe mango’s somewhat hard and crunchy, watery texture is very fresh and leaves you wanting more!

Authentic Recipe of Sambal Mangga Muda. Refreshing Indonesian Traditional Young Mango Chili Sauce from Palembang at South Sumatra.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Sambal Mangga Muda
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Servings 1 Portion
Calories / Serving 493 kcal


  • 1 Piece Young Mango – Unripe Mango
  • 15 Piece Red Bird’s Eye Chili Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Shrimp Paste – Terasi Variety – Indonesian Fermented Shrimp Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
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  • Wash and peel the skin of the mango away.
  • Thinly slice the mango into matchstick-sized chunks and set aside
  • Into a mortar and pestle, grind the chili peppers, shrimp paste, sugar, and salt into one homogenous paste
  • Once thoroughly ground, mix the mango into the paste until it is covered completely in chili paste
  • The dish is ready to be served

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:


Calories: 493kcalCarbohydrates: 114gProtein: 16gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 2483mgPotassium: 2554mgFiber: 13gSugar: 87gVitamin A: 8666IUVitamin C: 1045mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 8mg
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