• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Normal
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Recipe Ingredient

  • 100g peanuts with skin
  • 100g cashew nuts
  • '200g dried anchovies (ikan bilis)
  • washed
  • drained and pat dry'
  • 4-5 tablespoons oil
  • Ground ingredients:
  • 4 fresh red chillies
  • '4 dried red chillies
  • soaked'
  • 4 shallots
  • '30g tamarind paste

Instructions

  1. Roast the peanuts in a dry wok until crispy. Then roast the cashew nuts in the same way.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok over a low fire to deep fry the anchovies until golden and crispy. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  3. In the remaining oil, sauté the spice paste until fragrant. Add in tamarind juice, sugar and salt to taste.
  4. Add sliced kaffir lime leaves and fried anchovies and nuts. Stir to mix quickly. Turn off heat, remove from wok and leave to cool before storing in glass jars. Serve as a snack or with rice.
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