Basic Sambal Belacan

by Honey Ahmad, on Fri, December 17, 2010

This basic mix can be used to make all kinds of interesting sambal. I like mine as hot as I can stand it so its only bird’s eye chillies in here.

"I like mine as hot as I can stand it!"


25- 30 bird’s eye chilli (a mix of red and green)
1 thumb-sized belacan
½ tsp sugar
Pinch of salt if needed


Pound and grind down all the ingredients until you get a rough paste. This makes about half a cup of basic sambal belacan.

For you wusses out there use 20 bird's eye chillies + 3 red chillies instead of all bird's eye chillies.

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