Sambal Cabe Ijo Padang - Padang Green Chili Relish

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4


  • 100 gram green chilies (Indonesian: cabe ijo besar)
  • 5 shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah)
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (Indonesian: jeruk nipis)
  • 3 tomatillos (Indonesian: tomat hijau), thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 50 gram Medan anchovies (Indonesian: ikan teri Medan)


  1. Steam green chilies until soft.
  2. Place green chilies and shallots in a food processor and pulse two or three times. Or you can use a mortar and pestle.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan, add green chilies mixture and lime juice and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add sliced tomatillos, salt, and sugar. Mix well. Add anchovies, mix well. Cook until the tomatillos are tender and really start to fall apart. Turn off heat and transfer to a serving bowl.

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