Thursday, May 2, 2013

PEANUT SAUCE


Try out this delicious peanut sauce. You can serve it as a dip or add a spoonful or two to the boiled vegetables or chicken. 
This recipe is from an Indonesian cookbook. I have made some changes to it. The original recipe calls for shrimp paste and mango chutney. I have used tomato ketchup instead and added a little salt.(the shrimp paste contains salt..since I skipped it I added salt) I have also cooked the sauce with oil as it can stay longer and tastes better. 
 
Ingredients:
Peanuts ..... 100 gms. - (about 1 cup) roasted
Onion ....... 1 small
Garlic paste .. 1 tsp
Ginger paste ... 1 tsp
Sambal Oelek ... 1 tsp ( see Sambal Oelek recipe - HERE ) or - you may use 2 fresh red chillies instead.
Light soy sauce ... 1 tbsp
Lemon juice ...... 1-2 tbsps
Tomato ketchup ... 1 tbsp
Salt ...... to taste
Water.......... 1 cup
Oil ... 2-3 tbsps.( preferably peanut oil)

Method:
1. Crush the peanuts.
2. Combine all the ingredients except oil, in a food processor and blend until smooth.

3. Heat oil in a pan and pour out the sauce.


4. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened.
It can be used for satays or a dipping sauce for vegetables (gado-gado)

This recipe is adapted from STEP-BY-STEP- INDONESIAN COOKING( Periplus Mini Cookbooks)






44 comments:

  1. Sauce looks yum and nutty.

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  2. nice sauce...the changes actually suit me better!

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  3. Delicious Peanut sauce Shoba, Love your step by step recipe.

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  4. Sounds yummy and super flavourful.

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  5. Loved this sauce! Looks so yum!!

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    1. Thanks Lavanya.. will be glad to join

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  7. So nutty and delicious! Love the adaptation you'd made.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and following dear

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  9. Yummy sauce...

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  10. hi shobha, no wonder your recipes sounds verr familiiar -spelling etc. In malaysia, we have our own traditional Satay with peanut sauce its very trendy here. A little variation in ingredients from the indonesian, but is also very flavorful.. may you would like to try as well :)
    have nice day

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    1. I would like to try your version too.. do share the recipe

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  11. loved the peanut chutney...I absolutely loved the use of ketchup in it :-)

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  12. wow, that looks great, I was looking for a peanut sauce recipe. Thanks for linking it to my event :)

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  13. lovely and yummy sauce :) Thanks Shobha for your suggestion about the font color, will look at it asap :)

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