Sambal Ikan Bilis

Sambal Ikan Bilis

As simple, spicy sambal dish that is usually an accompaniment to Nasi Lemak.

Serves: 6 

  • 150g dried anchovies
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 4 shallots
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) tamarind juice
  • 2 cm belacan, toasted
  • 8 dried chilli peppers, soak in hot water discard seeds
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Cooking oil

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Fry the dried anchovies until crispy, drain and set aside.
  2. Blend the shallots, chillies, garlic and belacan together until fine.
  3. Heat a little oil in pan and fry the blended spice ingredients until fragrant. Add the onion rings and stir well for a few minutes until the onion softens a little.
  4. Add tamarind juice, salt and sugar. Cook until the sauce thickens and then add the crispy fried anchovies.

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