Project RayaFest 2014: Sambal Arab
08 Oct 2014

Project RayaFest 2014: Sambal Arab

08 Oct 2014

A Middle Eastern rice dish will not be complete without some type of Arabic salsa as an accompaniment, so for the Beef Kabsah I made during Hari Raya AidilAdha, I tried out Chef Ammar’s Sambal Arab.  Hot and tangy, it was perfect to counter the greasy fattiness of the beef.  Definitely a must, if you’re thinking Kabsah or Mandy for dinner today.

Sambal Arab


  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped2014-10-05 07.54.36
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 an onion
  • cili padi, stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, one half peeled and deseeded, the other half juiced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce


2014-10-05 08.08.09Add all the ingredients except the hot sauce into a blender and purée until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a bowl and drizzle with the hot sauce.

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

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