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Sambal Ikan Bilis (Anchovies with Sambal gravy)

Sambal Ikan bilis (anchovies ) very famous to serve with nasi lemak, white rice, or any kind of rice. I have few versions of cooking this dish. This is one of it.


Chili Slurry :

  • 10 dry chilies

  • 3 nos garlic

  • 1 inch ginger

  • 3 shallots

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp oil

Grind all these ingredients to a paste.

  • 1/2 cup anchovies

  • 1 onion thinl slice

  • 1 tomato cubed

  • 1/4 cup tamarind juice

Preparation Method:

Heat oil in a wok.  Fry anchovies first and keep aside. Now in using same oil, add thinly sliced onions and saute for few minutes. Then add chopped tomatoes and stir until becomes pulpy.  Now transfer the chili paste and fry well till oil floats on top of the paste. Add tamarind juice and some water.  Stir well. Let the gravy boils to thicken. Finally add fried anchovies and mix well. Add little salt for taste. Turn off heat. Ready to serve.

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1 comment:

  1. [...] tumis or any sambal will do for Lontong to give extra spiciness. I prefer sambal ikan bilis (anchovies with sambal gravy). Its heaven when combine with creamy coconut soup. Nobody can deny on [...]


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