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Eggplant Sambal

Origin: Java Island
Source: Family Recipe

Sambal Eggplant/Aubergine

Notes, Tipps & Tricks

Attention : HOT & SPICY!! This is a variant of Indonesian Spicy sambal combined with fried Eggplant. of my favourite sambal ever. Easy to prepare and tastes soooooooooo good!! It's really worth trying ;-)

Tipps : Prepare the sambal at first then proceed with Aubergine. The peeled aubergine will turn brownish if let it stay too long uncooked. Add the dried shrimp paste just at the end of cooking process (before adding fried eggplant) if the smell is a big issue in your neighbourhood ;-)

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Ingredients :

  1. 500 gr/ 1 lb purple eggplant/aubergine
  2. 100 gr/3.5 oz large red chillies,, chopped
  3. 5 small red chillies / bird chillies (or more if like spicy)
  4. 5 shalllots, chopped
  5. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  6. 1 mid-size tomato or 3 cherry tomatoes
  7. 1 tsp dried shrimp paste/terasi
  8. 2 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced
  9. 1 tsp (or to taste) sugar/palm sugar
  10. 1 tsp (or to taste) salt
  11. 200 ml oil
Sambal Terong Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. 1 Put chilies, shallot, garlic, tomato & dried shrimp paste in a blender or food processor & blend into smooth paste. (If necessery add a little bit oil to help the blending process).

  2. 2 Wash the eggplant/aubergine, cut in cube & put aside.

    Terong Iris
  3. 3 Heat 200 ml oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Fry the eggplant till golden brown (take about 5 minutes). Set aside to drain.

    Menggoreng Terong
  4. 4 Let about 5 tbsp used oil, add the sambal paste & kaffir-lime leaf. Stir-fry over medium heat until sambal is well cooked and oil begins to appear on the surface, take about 5 mins. Stir frequently.

    Sambal Ditumis
  5. 5 Sambal is done when the liquid had evaporated & the texture becomes scrambled. Adjust the seasoning, add salt & sugar to taste.

    Masak Sambal
  6. 6 Add the fried eggplant/aubergine, stir to mix.

    Masak Sambal
  7. 7 Cook just shortly and remove from heat. Serve hot with rice.

    Masak Sambal Terong