Sambal Tomat – Bali Traditional Tomato Paste Recipe (Spicy)


Sambal Tomat (Tomato Sambal)

Authentic Balinese tomato based spice paste

Sambal Tomat – Bali Traditional Spice Paste Recipe used for many dishes as a condiment in Bali –  a classic. Enjoy our authentic recipe from one of Bali’s Bumbu Masters. 

sambal tomat recipe


750 gr large chili, seeded and chopped
750 gr bird’s eye chili, whole
1½ kg tomato, Skinned, wedged and seeded
200 gr garlic, peeled and sliced
400 gr shallot, peeled and sliced
50 gr dried shrimp paste, roasted
100 gr palm sugar, chopped
4 ea lemon juice
400 ml coconut oil
1 tbsp salt

Heat oil in heavy saucepan, add shallots and garlic and sauté until golden, add chilies and continue to sauté until chilies are soft. Add palm sugar and shrimp paste and continue to sauté until sugar caramelizes. Finally add tomatoes and continue to sauté until tomatoes are soft.

Set aside and cool. Grind in stone mortar and puree coarsely. Season to taste with salt and lemon juice.

PS: Make sure to cook all ingredients over high heat while continuously mixing. This will preserve nice red color.