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Indonesian lazy chillies

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Serves 1 - 1 Jar

This is called sambal oelek in Indonesia. Store in your fridge and use where chillies are needed in your recipes. Will last for months in the fridge!

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  • 200g small red chillies
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup (240ml) water


    1. Remove chilli stalks and discard. TOP TIP - wear rubber gloves when handling chillies to avoid any contact with your skin.
    2. Chop chillies roughly with a knife, or cut with kitchen scissors.
    3. Place chopped chillies in a saucepan, add the water and bring to a boil.
    4. Reduce to low heat and gently simmer for fifteen minutes.
    5. Pour chillies into a food processor. Add salt, sugar, vinegar and oil. Blend until finely chopped.
    6. Allow to cool, then transfer the paste into a small clean steralised glass jar with a non-metalic lid. Store in your fridge.

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