This is the base recipe for Indonesian chili sauces, called sambals. Sambal Oelek is simply chilies and salt pounded in a mortar.
Basic Sambal Oelek
red Bird’s Eye chilies
any kind of chilies work, from mild to hot
For Sambal Trassi, add some
For Sambal Badjak, add some
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.
Place in a jar and store covered in the fridge and use as needed.
To make the other versions, just add a bit of the other ingredient when you pound the chilies and salt.
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