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Eating veggie » Recipes » Sambal


Prep time 5 mins, cook time 15 mins

Vegan, Suitable for Freezing, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free


Sambal is a spicy Indian accompaniment made from chillies. It’s quick and easy to make, and gives an extra bit of heat to your curry.


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 16 long red chillies, sliced (deseed for less heat)
  • 3 banana shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • ½ tbsp palm sugar
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper


  1. In a saucepan, add the sunflower oil with a pinch of salt, then fry the sliced red chillies, finely chopped shallots and garlic, stirring continuously.
  2. Transfer in a food processor and process into a paste. Put back in the pan on low-medium heat for another 10 minutes. Finish with palm sugar, salt and white pepper

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