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Sambal Terasi

  • Easy
  • Spicy
  • Low Cost
  • Quick

Serve: 1 Person

Savoury sambal from dried shrimp that is fried

  • 5 shallots
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 10 red bird’s eye chilies
  • 10 red curly chilies
  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Cooking oil, heated

Sambal terasi is easy to pair with a lot of mains, the shrimp paste adds a dimension of savoriness to the sambal.


  1. Fry all ingredients except salt and sugar until tender. Remove from heat, and strain the oil.
  2. Grind with salt and sugar to a fine paste.


When fried, sometimes fresh bird's eye chilies would pop causing the oil to splatter. The trick is to poke holes on the middle of the chilies before frying.

Dapur Rasamasa

This recipe has been tested in Rasamasa's own kitchen


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