• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

This version of Sambal Tumis Sotong was a favourite of the late Tunku Abdul Rahman

Recipe Ingredient

  • 1/2 kg squid
  • 20 pcs dried chillies
  • 1/2 cup tamarind water(2 tbsp tamarind past mixed with 1/2 cup water and drained)
  • 5 pcs shallots(peeled)
  • 2 pcs red onions(chopped)
  • 2 pcs garlic(peeled)
  • 1/2 inch belacan (dried shrimp paste)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Roughly cut the dried chillies with a scissors and then soak them in hot water.
  2. Once the dried chillies have expanded (roughly 10 minutes), drain the chillies and place them in a blender. Add shallots, garlic, and belacan, and blend until smooth.
  3. Heat up the cooking oil in a saucepan or wok, and add the blended mixture and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add the squid, tamarind water, salt, sugar and chopped onions, and cook until the gravy thickens to your liking.

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