Katjang Sauce: Peanut Sauce

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Carol H

Katjang Sauce: Peanut Sauce

Top Review by KyanaBelle

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!

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.

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