Sambal Oelek


Sambal Oelek is a hot chilli sauce which originated in Indonesia. It is quick & easy to make and unlike store brands is free of preservatives & refined sugar.


If you love chilli, Sambal Oelek can be used as a chilli sauce or as an accompaniment to most dishes – but beware.. it is extremely hot.   

I prefer to use it in small quantities to add heat to asian inspired dishes and stir fries.


You can buy Sambal Oelek in jars from most supermarkets and asian grocery stores, however most brands contain preservatives and refined sugars.

This Sambal Oelek recipe is paleo friendly and is super easy to make. Enjoy x M


Sambal Oelek
Hot chilli sauce. This recipe will make approx. ¼ cup of sauce.
Paleo Princess:
Cuisine: Asian
  • 100g red chillies
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ teaspoon himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (optional)
  • 15g ginger, roughly chopped
  1. Cut the stalks off the chillies and place into a saucepan together with the water.
  2. Place on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure that the chillies do not stick to the bottom of the saucepan.
  3. Slowly remove the chillies and place straight into a food processor.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients into the food processor and blend.
  5. Leave mixture to cool, then place in an airtight container or glass jar and place in the fridge.