Sambal Balado

Sambal Balado is a traditional Indonesian Sambal recipe which is made out of the simplest ingredients that can be found in your everyday kitchen. 

Ingredients:Sambal Balado

  • 1/2 small tomato, cut into small chunks
  • 3 red chilies
  • 5 shallots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of half lime
  • 2 tsp olive oil 


  1. Make a paste using the shallots, garlic, chilies, and tomatoes.
  2. Make sure the paste is smooth.
  3. In a pan heat the oil and fry the taste.
  4. Pour the lime juice and add the seasoning.
  5. Blend the shallots, garlic, chilies and tomato in a mortar and pestle until fine.
  6. Heat olive oil in pan and sauté.
  7. Add the chili paste.
  8. Remove from heat and season with salt and lime juice.

Servings: 2

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ready in: 20 minutes

Course: Side Dish

Difficulty: Easy