Sambal Uleg

Chilli sauce ulege

2 1/4 lb Red chillis
3 ts Salt

• The ulek-ulek is the implement you use to crush candlenuts, chillis, etcetera in a cobek.
• Sambal Ulek is made of chillis that have been crushed this way.
• This is a very basic sambal, which is useful to keep in quantity, so that you can use it for quite a lot of recipes which specify red chillis as one of the ingredients.
• As this sambal can be stored for at least 2 weeks in the refrigerator, it is worth while making quite a lot of it.
• But to crush the chillis in a cobek with the ulek-ulek is very laborious.
A food processor is a great help here.
• Seed and chop the red chillis roughly, then put all these into a saucepan and half-fill the saucepan with boiling water.
• Boil the chillis for 8 minutes.
• Drain, and put them into the food processor, using the blade for mincing meat.
Let the machine run for a minute or so.
• For Sambal Ulek you don't want the chilli paste to be too smooth.
• Put this sambal into a jar, stir in the salt, cover the jar tightly and keep in the refrigerator.


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