Thursday, May 2, 2013


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. 
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)

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)

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

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

  3. Sounds yummy and super flavourful.

  4. Loved this sauce! Looks so yum!!

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

  6. delicious sauce.. lovely space u have.. happy to follow u :)

  7. Yummy sauce...

  8. 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

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

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

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

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


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