Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Vegetarian Sambal Tumis


Blend together:
250g fresh red chillies, cut into pieces
7g turmeric, sliced
30g galangal, sliced
30g lemongrass, sliced
10g bunga kantan (torch ginger), sliced
1 cup water

Seasoning: (to taste)
1.5 tsp salt
1.5 tsp sugar
1 tsp mushroom seasoning
1 tbsp lime juice (optional)

5 tbsp cooking oil

  • Place water and all the ingredients into a blender and blend until fine.
  • Transfer blended ingredients into a heated frying pan and cook on low heat, stirring continuously for about 5 minutes.  Then add in cooking oil and sugar.  Cook until sambal starts to turn a deeper red.
  • Add in the rest of the seasoning.  Cook for another 15 minutes until oil separates from the chilli.
  • Transfer sambal into a clean and dry glass container.  Keep it refrigerated.


  1. Hi Veronica, I can't remember if I had cooked this sambal before but I know it is very tasty and delicious cos' of the bunga kantan and lemongrass. Very aromatic.

    1. Hi Kimmy, this sambal is very aromatic indeed and best eaten with fried noodles.


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