Sambal Matah is a spicy lemongrass and shallot relish recipe from Bali. Serve on fish, chicken or mix with rice and top with your favorite curry recipe!

Sambal Matah

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 chillies or 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 4 lemongrass pieces, finely chop the white piece close to the peeled root
  • ½ tsp shrimp paste
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable oil
  • a squeeze of lime juice
  • salt to taste

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together well and let sit for at least 10 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  2. Keeps well in the fridge for up to a week.