tomato sambal (sambal tomat)

Tomato sambal is a common Indonesian dipping sauce. It is often served with fresh vegetables or other dipping items and can even be added to soups or other foods for extra flavor. Roasting the tomatoes and shallots provides a superb smokiness and adds another layer to the pungent, spicy, salty, sour, and sweet sauce. This dip really packs in flavor and pairs with many

First roast the shallot and tomato, then mix everything together. If you prefer, you can peel the tomato after roasting. The sambal can be made smooth or chunky according to preference.

Like an Indonesian salsa, this dip is similar to Lao tomato dipping sauce, Lao eggplant dipping sauce, and Thai nam phrik. Sambal ulek is an even more simple simple Indonesian chili sauce.


(serves 2)

2 clove garlic
1 bird eye chili
2 shallot
1 tablet palm sugar
2 tomato

• roast shallot, tomato until browned
• pound garlic, chili, salt, shallot, palm sugar, tomato
• serve with long beans, wing beans, thai eggplant, cucumber, or another fruit or vegetable