Katjang Sauce: Peanut Sauce

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

Katjang Sauce: Peanut Sauce

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix onion and garlic.
  2. Place onion mixture in a bowl; add the brown sugar.
  3. Mash with the back of a spoon to make a paste.
  4. Brown the paste in the oil at very low heat.
  5. Stir in sambal oelek, paprika, and ginger powder.
  6. Add the peanut butter.
  7. When the sauce is brown, add the ketjap manis and the milk.
  8. Keep stirring at low heat until the sauce thickens.
  9. Finally, add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  10. If the sauce is too thick, add a little more milk until it reaches a better consistency.
  11. NOTES :
  12. *Ketjap manis is a sweet Indonesian soy sauce. It may be found in Dutch stores, some Chinese stores or maybe European Delis. It is worth looking for as it is just delicious!
  13. *Sambal oelek is a paste made from marinaded chili peppers.
  14. It can be found in Chinese groceries, or Dutch stores.


Most Helpful

I intend to find all the ingredients to make this exactly as written to use as a dip in the future. I made many alterations to make it a soupier sauce for some stir-fried pork and veggies but stuck with the seasonings and substitutions to approximate seasonings I did not have on hand and it was still fantastic! Thanks for sharing Carol!

KyanaBelle February 26, 2010

I had to make a substitution because I couldn't find sambal oelek, and ordinary soy had to do for the ketjap manis (I added a bit of extra sugar to compensate). But the end result was scrumptious. After our meal Mr B informed me that he doesn't like peanut butter; but funnily enough he had a clean plate at the end!

Mrs B March 22, 2006

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