Authentic Recipe of Sambal Tomat. Mouthwatering Indonesian Traditional Chili and Tomato Sauce from Java.

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Things to know About Sambal Tomat 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 variational Indonesian traditional food in existence, with every region in Indonesia having its own variant of Sambal.

Historically, sambal is invented during the colonization of Indonesia, during which, the sambal was not as popular as it is 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 back then), that sambal really started to grow and spread throughout the country.

Sambal Tomat or Tomato Chili Paste, is an alternative type of sambal for those who can’t stand the heat of the regular sambal. By incorporating tomatoes into the sambal, the flavor profile becomes sweet and spicy, with a hint of savoriness from the umami content inside the tomatoes. Like the sambal bawang, this can be served raw (sambal tomat mentah) or fried (sambal tomat matang). Either way, this type of sambal is the perfect choice if you want to experience spicy food for the first time!


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Authentic Recipe of Sambal Tomat. Indonesian Traditional Chili and Tomato Sauce from Java

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Sambal Tomat
User submitted Recipe
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Main Ingredient Group Vegetable based Recipes
Spice Level Hot Spiced Recipes

— ADAPT THE SERVINGS OR PORTIONS BY ENTERING YOUR DESIRED VALUE —

Servings 1 Portion
Calories / Serving 2205 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 100 grams (3.53 oz) Red Bird’s Eye Chili Pepper
  • 150 grams (5.29 oz) Red Curly Chili Pepper
  • 1 tsp Shrimp Paste – Terasi Variety – Indonesian Fermented Shrimp Paste
  • 2 pcs Tomato Red-Medium
  • 8 pcs Shallot Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 3 pcs Candlenut
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Brown Sugar To taste
  • 200 ml (6.5 oz) Vegetable Oil

Instructions
 

  • Into a frying pan, heat up the cooking oil.
  • While waiting for the oil to come up to temperature, prepare the ingredients.
  • Remove the stem of the chili peppers.
  • Roughly chop the shallots and garlic.
  • Dice the tomatoes.
  • Roast the fermented shrimp paste on an open flame.
  • Into the frying pan, add and fry all the ingredients until fragrant and wilted, remove and add into a stone mortar
  • On the mortar and pestle, grind the ingredients with a few tablespoons of the frying oil.
  • Season the paste with salt and brown sugar.
  • The dish is ready to be served.

NOTES

If you want to amp up the sweetness, you can add more tomatoes instead of adding sugar.
COOKING TIPS:

When frying the ingredients, use medium heat and make sure the oil is hot enough.

SERVE WITH:

This sambal is best served together with warm white rice and your protein of choice .

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Healthy Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 2205kcalCarbohydrates: 118gProtein: 23gFat: 195gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 111gMonounsaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 2650mgPotassium: 3221mgFiber: 45gSugar: 68gVitamin A: 40702IUVitamin C: 195mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 11mg
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