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Sambal Leunca - Green Nightshade and Chili Relish

Leunca or green nightshade is very common in Sundanese cuisine where this is one of the many vegetables in a lalapan. It looks like a mini green round eggplant, and it does actually belong to the eggplant family. If served in a lalapan, it is always uncooked. For this sambal though, I cook it very slightly right at the end of the cooking process to retain its freshness. As such, it is best if you make just a little of this sambal and consumed within 1 to 2 days. This sambal is best served alongside lalapan, fried tofu, fried tempeh, or fried chicken. ♥

Sambal Leunca - Green Nightshade and Chili Relish

Sambal Leunca - Green Nightshade and Chili Relish

Asian Food Fest

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I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest: Indonesia hosted by Alice from I Love. I Cook. I Bake

Sambal Leunca - Green Nightshade and Chili Relish


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Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 100 gram green nightshade (Indonesian: leunca)
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • Grind the following into spice paste
  • 10 red cayenne chili peppers (Indonesian: cabe keriting merah)
  • 4 red Thai chilies (Indonesian: cabe rawit merah)
  • 5 shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah)
  • 2 teaspoon toasted shrimp paste (Indonesian: terasi)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Remove the stems/stalks from the green nightshade, then washed and drained to remove dirt. Whack the nightshades with the back of a knife, just a gentle whack is enough to crack the nightshades.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan, then stir fry the spice paste until fragrant and the chili sauce turns a darker shade of red. Adjust salt and sugar as needed.
  3. Add the whacked nightshades into the pan. Turn off heat, and stir until well mixed.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.

Comments

  • Alice says:

    Wah sambal leunca!!! Langsung kemecer..... drool a pail :) Makasih dah nyumbang utk AFF Indonesia ya Ditunggu postingan yg lain :) Btw, blog nya keren! :)

    • Anita says:

      Sama-sama Alice. Keren yah event AFF Indonesia :) Nanti aku sumbang lagi resep-resep Indonesia lainnya.♥

  • Yudhi says:

    Anita, saya kesulitan utk mendapatkan green nightshade. Aku mau coba nyari di indian market. Kalau ada yng tahu tolong reply dong. Aku di brooklyn. N. Y.

    • Anita says:

      Yudhi, aku di US juga belon nemu sih. Ini dulu pas masih di Jakarta, hehe :)

      • Yudhi says:

        Great, what part of city? Kalau dekat kan kita bisa ketemuan. Saya mau belajar banyakk dari kamu. Soalnya Resep kamu sudah jadi favorite keluarga saya. Setiap kali saya coba resep baru, istri saya selalu bilang enak. Pakai resep Anita? Saya bilang yes. Anak saya juga selalu bilang good terutama chicken nutmeg dan braised eggplant. Waktu BBQ an saya bikin sate babi. Wah semua orang pada suka. Bahkan ada yng minta resepnya. Good job Anita. Thank you,

        • Anita says:

          Wah, seneng banget dengernya. Jadi makin bersemangat! :) Aku di California. Sepertinya Yudhi di East Coast ya?

          • Yudhi says:

            Iya, saya di east-coast dan kamu di west-coast. Terlalu jauh utk ketemuan. Tapi kamu enak disana, nggak kedinginan ya? Rumah ku dekat ke china town. Cuma 4 menit jalan kaki. Saya sudah bisa mendapatkan almost anything. Ada dunkin, popeye, king burger,Mc Donald, Chinese, Turkish, Italian,Japanese, Malaysian, Indian and ,Vietnamese restaurants. Sekarang ini lagi panas banget, malas masak, lagi nyari2 resep yng gampang2. Thanks again Anita!

            • Anita says:

              Yup, di West Coast ga dingin :) Tapi kadang-kadang miss the snow juga sih, hehe.

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