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Tuesday 9 June 2020

Pineapple Sambal (Sambal Nenas)

Sambal is a popular condiment in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.  It is a hot spicy sauce made from chilli, spices, herbs, plus some other combination of onion, garlic, ginger etc.

In sambal recipes, some used fresh chilli, or dried chilli or store bought chilli paste (chilli boh).

Today my post of Sambal Nenas, I used my own grind chilli paste.



1 medium size medium ripe pineapple

Blended Spice Paste
20gm dried prawn
10pcs shallots
4 cloves garlic
1" knob belacan
2-3 tbsp chilli boh (dried chilli grind to paste)

½ tsp salt (or accordingly to taste)
1 tsp sugar


Peel pineapple and cut into bite size pieces.

Blend the spice paste ingredients finely.

Heat about 5 to 6 tbsp oil in a wok and add in the blended spices paste. Stir fry till it fragrant (about 5 minutes); till oil separated.

Pour in the pineapples and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes.  Add in few tablespoon water and add in salt and sugar and mix well.

Delicious!!! 😘

This is a very delicious sambal dish and ... addictive too. If you are inviting your friends over for dinner,  I guarantee they will give you 2 thumbs up!  😅 And do cook extra rice too !

You may substitute with anchovies (ikan bilis) with dried prawns.

You can buy the store bought packet chilli boh instead of grinding the dried chilli yourself.