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Sambal Matah is a famous raw sambal from the Gods island of Bali. This sambal matah was appeared first time on Indonesia Eats on January 7, 2008. But I decided to renew the pic. This sambal matah is perfect for you grilled chicken or fish.

Thera are two versions of Sambal Matah. One is with slices of torch ginger (kecombrang/bongkot/honje/rias/kincung) and another one is without it. My sambal matah here is without torch ginger as I don’t have it anymore.

Do you remember the post of Sambal Bongkot (Torch Ginger Sambal) before? The different with Sambal Matah is raw while Sambal Bongkot needs to be stir-fried.

Just like other Indonesians, Balinese loves to use terasi (dried shrimp paste) that is known as sere in the local dialect.

If you love spicy shallot and lemongrass flavor, you will love this sambal. A perfect combination for Be Pasih Mepanggang and other grilled fish.

Sambal Matah
Bali Style Raw Sambal

15 shallots, peeled and sliced in half length-way, then finely crosswise sliced
15 bird’s eye chilies, sliced
4 cloves garlic, finely sliced
5 kaffir lime leaves, finely sliced
1 tsp roasted terasi (dried shrimp paste, sere), finely grated
4 stalks lemon grass, only take the white and tender part, bruised and finely sliced
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp freshly squeezed kaffir lime juice
1/4 grated kaffir lime skin
75 ml extra virgin coconut oil

Combine all other ingredients and mix thoroughly for a couple of minutes before serving with Be Pasih Mepanggang and Sambal Tomat.

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  1. Retno Prihadana January 9, 2008 At 11:18 PMPepy….tanggung jawab nih, ngilerrr…pokoknya yg namanya sambal, mana tahaaann!Reply
  2. Anh January 9, 2008 At 11:57 PMLovely. I never try eating raw shallot except a bit in salad dressing. but I bet it tastes nice!And thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I have been really busy. No time for anything except for working and other important thing. Hope things are good with ya! 🙂Reply
  3. Andaliman January 11, 2008 At 12:12 AMMbak Retno, seri sambal masih berlanjut 🙂Anh, I myself have been busy that is why I haven’t visited regularly other blogs that I used to doHope everything is ok with youReply
  4. Anonymous September 11, 2009 At 10:21 PMaku gak pernaah berhasil mencobanya, apa aku hrs pindah ke abli lg ya????Reply
  5. Endy Daniel October 17, 2010 At 4:56 AMI love Balinese food! gotta try this one too….Reply
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  7. ray April 6, 2012 At 6:11 PMgood pic, can I use them for personal info in my recipe bookReply
  8. Erika Sari September 24, 2012 At 7:05 AMtabita euy….Reply
  9. Erika Sari September 24, 2012 At 7:06 AMeh salah tulis..kabita maksudnya hhehe…Reply
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  11. aix poethreee September 26, 2012 At 7:49 AMcome on try it……it’s yummiiiii……let’s to bali…..I’ll serve it 🙂Reply
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  13. Arina October 21, 2012 At 9:13 AM‘Torch Ginger’, well… in Malaysia we use to call it ‘Bunga Kantan’..never knew that in Indonesia there are a few other names…Reply
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  15. Jyrki Seppae August 2, 2013 At 1:24 AMEnak sekali! Enak dengan ikan koreng dan ayam betutu dan koreng sapi… AWESOME TASTE !Reply
  16. Antonia August 15, 2013 At 11:06 AMSereh is lemon grassReply
  17. Peter Minde August 22, 2013 At 9:23 PMThank you for sharing this recipe. I just finished preparing it, it’s delicious! I am sure my family will enjoy.Reply
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  19. linzeye August 29, 2014 At 12:14 PMHello!I lived in Bali for a year and Sambal Matah is now a weekly occurance in my life.A tip I picked up from a warung was to cover your sliced shallots in a tablespoon or so of salt and sit them in a collendar or sieve for an hour. Then wash off the excess salt before including them in the sambal. It mellows them out a little!Personally I like it both with and without the salting but I thought I would share the tip! 🙂Reply
  20. Marvie April 7, 2015 At 6:18 AMI recently went to Bali and it was my first time to try sambal matah. I instantly fell in love with it. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I’ll try this over the weekend :).Reply
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  22. Nean January 7, 2016 At 1:01 AMIs the kaffir juice not bitter? i’ve tasted it, and can only imagine using usual lime juice. pls let me know your experiencesReply
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