Chili Sauce with Kaffir lime leaves (Sambal jeruk purut). Essential for Indonesian, Thai, Cambodian, Laotian, and other Southeast Asian cuisines, these fragrant citrus leaves native to Indonesia enhance the flavor of curry, chili paste, marinade, and just about everything. Our favorite is to take a few and grind them into sambal terasi (chili sauce with trassi / blachan). In a mortar grind the garlic with a sprinkle of salt to a paste.
Turn the heat to medium, then season with salt and palm sugar, adjust the taste as needed. Add kaffir lime leaves (or lime zest) , and continue cooking until the chili paste turns a darker shade and is cooked through. Turn off heat and transfer to a serving bowl. You can have Chili Sauce with Kaffir lime leaves (Sambal jeruk purut) using 5 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Chili Sauce with Kaffir lime leaves (Sambal jeruk purut)
- You need 1 of garlic cloves.
- You need 10 of bird eye chilies (you can put more or less).
- Prepare 1 of small kaffir lime or 1/2 big one finely chopped.
- Prepare 2 of tomatoes.
- It’s 1/2 tsp of salt.
Sambal is an Indonesian chili sauce or paste typically made from a mixture of a variety of chili peppers with secondary ingredients such as shrimp paste, garlic, ginger, shallot, scallion, palm sugar, and lime juice. Sambal is an Indonesian loan-word of Javanese origin (sambel). The difference between Chinese traditional dimsum with the Indonesian is the sauce. We enjoy siomay with peanut sauce that has a kick from chili and drizzle with citrus juice (usually from jeruk limo (aka nasnaran mandarin or leprous lime) or jeruk purut (aka kaffir lime).
Chili Sauce with Kaffir lime leaves (Sambal jeruk purut) instructions
- Dice tomatoes to make it easier to mash.
- Using traditional stone masher, mash garlic, chilies, and salt, then add diced tomato and mash them together..
- Add finelybchopped kaffir lime leaves, mash them again until it blends really well..
- Fresh chili sambal is ready to enjoy with anything you like..
Buy Fresh Kaffir Lime Leaves from TastePadThai Other Names for Kaffir Lime. The scientific name is Citrus hystrix and the plant is part of the Rutaccae family. They are known by various other names throughout Southeast Asia. Besides makrut in Thai, they have been known as leech lime. Other names are: Indonesia – jeruk purut Bali – juuk purut.