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Tomato Sambal   Veg  CD  ACC  Indonesian  30mins


Indonesian name:  Sambal Goreng 



Serves 4  Cold  Vegetarian  Vegan  Vegetables  Accompaniment  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless  Indonesia  South East Asia  Asian




1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 small Onion, chopped

˝ teasp Ground White Pepper

˝ teasp Ground Nutmeg

A pinch of Salt

1 tbsp Vinegar

2 teasp Chilli Paste (check ingredients)

1 tbsp Brown Sugar

5 Tomatoes, chopped





1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, add the onions, pepper, nutmeg, and salt and fry for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time until the onions turn colour.


2. Add the remaining ingredients, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for  about 20 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the sauce has thickened.


3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.


Serve as an accompaniment to meat, poultry, fish , rice or noodle dishes.




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Common terms used when making sauces

Blend - To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

Coats a spoon – when a substance is rendered thin/thick enough so that when a wooden or metal spoon is inserted into it and taken out, the substance leaves a thin film “coating the spoon”.
Emulsify  - The blending of two liquids that don't naturally combine or dissolve into each other without agitation, or that aren't mutually soluble. The classic examples are oil and water, French dressing and mayonnaise


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Not suitable for freezing


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