Sambal Oelek

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

Makes a hot and fiery chile sauce that can be used both as a condiment and in cooking.

Top Review by Bergy

Sue L this is as good as the Dutch brand (I can't remember their name but they make the whole line of spices - NasiGoreng etc etc) Of course I used hot chilies and some hot pepper flakes. The first thing I tested it on was plain noodles - buttered and just a touch of Sambal Oelek.. I am freezing some of this batch in teaspoon amounts for future use. This is so reasonable to make versus $2.95 for a small jar - Thanks Sue I'm in business!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 ounces fresh red chilies, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vegan sugar (or granulated sugar; to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)


  1. Place ingredients into a blender and pulse until chiles are finely chopped but not pureed.
  2. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  3. Store in a sealed container under refrigeration until needed.

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