Sambal (NEW)

Lovely Meal

This is an Indonesian hot relish that goes with just about any Indonesian meal.

Makes 1 cup

Preparation Time:  10 Minutes
Cooking Time:  10 minutes

2 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled 50 ml white vinegar
2 garlic cloves  Coarse salt
1 lemon grass root, finely chopped  1/2 cup white sugar
6-8 fresh chillies  1 large onion, chopped
1 lime, rind grated  Handful fresh coriander

Blitz all the ingredients apart from the sugar in a blender.

Add the mixture to a cold pan, and place the pan over high heat. Stir the sambal with a wooden spoon as it heats.

Add the sugar - this will caramelise the mixture and bring the flavours together. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the mixture is pulpy.

When the mixture is almost done, add the remaining lime rind. Cook for a further minute or so.

Serve the sambal hot or cold, as an accompaniment to just about any dish.