Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Easy Sweet Sambal with Gula Melaka


You might thought that i did not like nasi lemak anymore since you did not see me cook nasi lemak so frequently. In fact, we are still enjoying nasi lemak, but we bought it from outside more often as we found a stall selling good nasi lemak near my area..
Anyway, yesterday i just cooked nasi lemak with this easy sambal recipe from my blogger friend Makcik Manggis and using the good gula melaka (palm sugar) given by Penang bloggers .



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My family complaint this sambal taste too sweet, i guess i have added too much of gula melaka but my daughter said it taste similar like sambal that selling outside by Malay nasi lemak stall. I have reduced gula melaka in below recipe, you might just need to adjust to suit your taste. Anyway, this sambal is easy to be prepared with just few ingredients.

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Easy Sweet Sambal with Gula Melaka
(recipe source: adapted from Makcik Manggis with minor changes)

15g dried chili (trim and cut into 2-3pcs, boil in hot water and drained)
2 fresh red chilies
3 large onions
a small knob of belacan (shrimp paste)
IMG_5654 1 copy 50g Gula Melaka (palm sugar)
1pc tamarind peel (asam keping)
1 cup cooking oil
½ cup water
salt to taste

Method
1. Blend dried chilies, fresh red chilies, onions and belacan (with little water) till fine paste.
2. Heat cooking oil in a wok, deep fry 1 cup of ikan bilis (anchovies) till golden brown. Remove fried ikan bilis and keep aside for later serve with nasi lemak.
3. Add in blended chili paste into remaining oil, sauté till aroma.
4. Add in gula Melaka, tamarind peel and salt, continue to sauté over low flame for 30mins. Cook till half way, paste will become thick, add in water and continue cook.
5. Serve with coconut rice (refer old recipe here ) and other condiments like fried ikan bilis, cucumber slices, hard-boiled eggs, roast peanuts and other as per your preference.

57 comments:

joceline lyn said...

哎呀!我刚刚打包饭回来也~ 快了一步,要不然那会错过这个nasi lemak呢!哈哈哈。。。。。。

GK Arusuvai said...

hhmmm...nasi lemak my all time favourite....looks yummy!!

sabrina 莎莎 said...

Sonia~~
Its really sweet???
oh~~ i never c b4~~~
haha!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi

What's a tamarind peel ? Do you have a picture you can post ?

Thank you

Chris

Baby Sumo said...

I like sweet sambal so will definitely give this a go!

Mandy said...

一边吃午餐一边欣赏你家的sambal。。嘻嘻!

Dumpling Love said...

I miss having nasi lemak =( Ate so much of it when I was in Kota Kinabalu recently. Definitely a fan of easy sambal recipes!! Thanks for sharing!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Chris, in Malay, it is called as Asam keping. Let me know if you still need a picture.

Simple Person said...

that is nice..
sambal with gula melaka ..
sure it got the brown sugar aroma

Mel said...

Hello Sonia
I loves your sambal for the nasi lemak and in fact cooked your previous sambal recipe many times already....really two thumbs up. This recipe sambal seems to be more on dried. I loves sweeter taste so it wont be that spicy....for me....hee...hee....

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Hi Sonia, this recipe looks very manageable for me! I will try it sometime as well.

Yan said...

This sambal is good to eat with petai and nasi lemak.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I never make sambal myself before, normally eat from outside...

Sem said...

lovely sambal and i love anything to do with gula melaka.

Pink Lady said...

I dont like nasi lemak, but i love sambal.
I also got gula melaka, wanna try this.
Thanks for sharing.

kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, I like nasi lemak too especially when we eat them with our fingers. Must check out all your posts on NL and cook it soon. Thanks.

ogyep yummy mellow said...

Perfect combination for Nasi Lemak..

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

ok,这个我要记录下来
想到home made的nasi lemak
我都流口水了

Anonymous said...

sweet sambal i love ...thanks for sharing this recipe...will try to cook it one day... :-)

Sue

Esther Lau said...

This is a good stuff!!! I can imagine how nice this sambal go with nasi lemak.

珊珊 said...

哈哈。。。。放在青草上的nasi lemak看起来更加的美味。。。我永远是nasi lemak的supporter !!

Anne Regalado said...

Sonia , your nasi lemak looks really mouth watering ! This sweet sambal sounds like a great side dish to any food :D

Chef and Sommelier said...

Definitely a keeper from who else but the Nasi Lemak Lover!

The Experimental Cook said...

Nasi lemak is never complete without this. It's my only reason for eating the rice ;)

Phong Hong said...

I love my sambal on the sweet side, that's how we like it in Terengganu :)

myme said...

ohh....sambal我的最爱哦!以前那个Sweet Sambal Tumis已经让我爱不释手了,这个肯定更加美味哦!嘻嘻~~
请问你会煮哪种Ayam Penyet的辣椒佐料吗?可不可以教教我。。。我爱吃啦~~

J.O said...

椰糖sambal哦
很特别叻(^O^)

Small Kucing said...

cant tempt me...I have just had sambal with rice :p

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Actually, I like those sweet sambal sold by those Malay hawkers! This is perfect for my sweet tooth, hahaha! Thanks Sonia!

divya said...

super tempting and inviting..

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

This sambal with gula melaka looks so good! Must add this in my list too!

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

Sweet sambal works for me! This is like a short cut version :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

This sambal looks really good and I love sweet sambal, hahaha... Need to give this a try! :)

Little blue said...

I go to market buy all ingredients and made it later~yummy yummy!

cikmanggis said...

Terima kasih my dear Sonia kerana sudi mencuba resipi sambal ni.Saya suka jika sambal nasi lemak saya manis sedikit mungkin selera orang Kelantan :)

Shu Han said...

sonia!! that's my 'secret' to my sambal, gula melaka! I love the depth of rich toffee sweetness it adds. so happy to see it's being used by THE nasi lemak lover herself ! ;)

laskar pelangi said...

slurppp! i like this sambal. this entry make me so hungry..wahaha

eileenlee said...

a special version of sambal gula melaka, very creative and the nasi lemak looks delicious

Sally said...

上次煮你家的那个sambal很好吃,
我家老爷猛赞好。。
这个有空我也要试试,我家还有gula melaka。。。

lena said...

your nasi lemak always makes me hungry! i hv yet to try out your sambal tumis yet..ggrr..but i will and then maybe this also :)

felicia chai said...

bagus dan sedap

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia,

Can I use tamarind juice instead of Asam keping?
Going to make this soon :)
Thank you

daphne said...

I would think that the gula melaka will balance and bring out the spicy tang of samba! I miss my nasi lemak indeed!

Caca said...

this sambal recipe is using gula melaka and not sugar is really worth trying.

zila norazila said...

hi sonia,
pls keep one plate for me..:)..nice sambal..i like.

My Little Space said...

I love nasi lemak especially with sweet sambal. Sooooo tasty good.lol.
Slurpppp........
Kristy

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

First time know that gula melaka can be used for sambal!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

my family favourite food of nasi lemak, pairing with sambal is heavenly, I love sambal with bit of sweetness too, yum yum!

Karen said...

i love nasi lemak, definetely will give a try this sweet sambal..hehe..

Zoe said...

We are harvesting our fresh chilies from our chili plant now and I have a few sambal recipes to try now. I would love to try your sweeter version if we have extra chillies.

This will be great with fried ikan bilis!

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Can "da bao" or not? Yoh, your sweet sambal is spicy or not, you know lah, I can't take chilli but it looks so tempting to try, hahaha~ The Penang girls gave me a pack of gula melaka & i still don't know what to use it for. I think I saw someone was using it to make dessert before but I can't remember where & from who.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Anonymous (please address your name next time), yes, you can replace asam keping with tamarind juices.

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said...

Wow, I can smell it from here!

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

This recipe really looks very simple and easy to prepare. Bookmarked.

Vivian Pang said...

Although is simple but yet not really have my favourite recipe. Every time I just agak-agak the amount and end up different taste :P Should measure and find the best sambal I like. Will give this recipe a try. Thanks!

mui mui said...

Sonia ,
This looks great! I in search for a sweet and easy sambal tumis recipe.. This 'ngam' me I will try this for my CNY
Open house :)
Thanks :)

mui

LEY said...

wow! lately been exposed to so many choices by Sonia on how to cook sambal...i definitely will give it a try as i want to clear off my gula melaka,hehe

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