• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time -
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

This delicious and aromatic sambal belacan is worth whipping out your pestle and mortar for.

Recipe Ingredient

  • 5 pcs red chillies
  • 6 pcs bird's eye chillies (cili padi)
  • 5 pcs calamansi lime (limau kasturi) (small sized)
  • 1 in belacan (dried shrimp paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • A pinch of salt (to taste)


  1. Roughly break red chillies and bird's eye chillies in pieces, and pound in a pestle and mortar together with the belacan.
  2. Once the paste is smooth, add sugar and salt and continue pounding. (Do not add sugar or salt earlier, as salt will draw out the water from the chillies)
  3. Squeeze the calamansi limes, and add the juice to the mix. Stir well and serve.

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