Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Indonesian style Eggplant Sambal / Sambal Terong

Indonesian style Eggplant Sambal / Sambal Terong
 It has a tangy, sweet and spicy taste and is very delicious. It is very easy to make and it can be had with steamed rice. 
Ingredients
2 medium long  Eggplants cut into cubes 
10 Fresh Red Chillies chopped
6 Shallots chopped 
4 Garlic cloves 
1 tbsp Shrimp paste (Optional) 
1 tbsp  Palm Jaggery  grated 
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Tamarind paste 
1/4 cup Oil 

Method
Take a bowl and soak the tamarind paste in 2 cups of water. Keep it aside. Grind chillies, shallots, salt, shrimp paste, palm jaggery and garlic in a mortar and pestle or grind it in a grinder. Heat oil for frying in a wok, stir-fry the eggplant till light pink in colour. Remove from the wok and drain it on a paper towel. Add the paste.  Stir fry for 2 minutes, on medium heat.  Add tamarind water.  Let boil, for  10 minutes. Add the eggplants. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and serve it with steamed rice.