• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 2 pcs large presoaked dried cuttlefish, julienned
  • 30g fried ikan bilis
  • 100g roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 50g tamarind paste, soaked with 2 1/2 cup water, discard solids
  • 8 tbsp peanut oil
  • Chilli Paste:
  • 50g dried chilli, soaked in boiling water, drained and blend
  • 200g shallots, peeled, chopped and blended.
  • 1 tbsp roasted shrimp paste, grounded


  1. Cook the chilli paste with oil on moderate heat until fragrant.
  2. Add cuttlefish, peanuts, tamarind juice, sugar and salt.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 1 hour.
  4. Then mix in the fried ikan bilis and continue to simmer for another 30 to 40 minutes until the cuttlefish turns soft.
  5. Season the mixture with additional sugar or salt if necessary.

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