Sambal Dressing Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Oil2 Tablespoon
 Onions1 Cup (16 tbs), minced
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Turmeric1 Teaspoon
 Ground cumin1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Dried ground chili peppers1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 363 Calories from Fat 274

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.7%

Saturated Fat 4.1 g20.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1950.2 mg81.3%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7.1%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.8%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 3 g5.2%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 24.9%

Calcium 7.4% Iron 19.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Sambals are served as an accompaniment to curries and other Indian dishes in the same way we serve a relish.
You can use any left-over cooked vegetable, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, fish, or seafood in the dressing.
Combine with the dressing for 1 hour before serving and sprinkle with a little flaked coconut.
Heat the oil in a skillet; saute the onions, garlic, turmeric, cumin, chili peppers, and salt over very low heat until soft but not brown.