Sambal Oelek
This is the base recipe for Indonesian chili sauces, called sambals. Sambal Oelek is simply chilies and salt pounded in a mortar.
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Basic Sambal Oelek
For Sambal Trassi, add some
For Sambal Badjak, add some
  1. Chop the chilies and remove stems. If you want a milder spiciness, remove the seeds. Place in a mortar with the salt and pound to your desired consistency.
  2. Place in a jar and store covered in the fridge and use as needed.
  3. To make the other versions, just add a bit of the other ingredient when you pound the chilies and salt.
Recipe Notes

This recipe for Sambal Oelek is from Pisang Susu.