Sambal Belacan Terung Asam

Sambal Belacan Terung Asam

This is the ultimate Sambal Belacan recipe. Hardly any meal is prepared in Malaysia without Sambal Belacan. You need to taste this!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 5 pieces bird's eye chilies
  • 3 pieces red chilies (seeded)
  • 4 pieces terung asam (sour eggplant) (remove the hairy skin)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp belacan (shrimp paste) (fry it in an oiled frying pan for a few minutes)
  • 1 splash of lime juice
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Cut the bird’s eye chilies, red chilies, belacan and the terung asam in pieces and put them into a kitchen processor of blender

  2. Process for 5 minutes until you have a smooth paste

  3. Add the sugar, salt and the lime juice to it

  4. Process for another 2 minutes

  5. Taste and finish with more salt and/or lime juice

  6. ENJOY!