How to Make Sambal Matah Bali

 How to Make Sambal Matah Bali – Sambal matah is a complementary food that is much-loved. This sambal is often served in Balinese food. However, there is no need to come to a Balinese restaurant just to try the sambal matah. You can try to make it at home. Check out the following chili sauce recipe.

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Various Recipes of Balinese Sambal Matah

Pada dasarnya sambal matah memiliki bahan dan cita rasa yang mirip. Namun, ada beberapa resep sambal matah yang bisa Anda coba masak di rumah sebagai berikut.

1. Sambal Matah Bali

The original matah sauce, typical of the island of the gods, has its own unique taste. Here’s the original matah chili recipe that you can try.


  • 7 red chilies, finely sliced
  • 9 red onions, finely sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, take the white part, finely slice
  • 3 lime leaves, finely sliced
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp grilled/roasted shrimp paste, puree
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil (can be substituted with olive oil)
  • 1 tsp fine salt

How to make: 

  1. Mix sliced ​​​​cayenne pepper, onion, garlic, lemongrass, and other ingredients. Stir well.
  2. Pour the hot oil into the chili mixture. Stir well.
  3. Serve as a complement to duck or fried chicken.

2. Sambal Matah Kecombrang

This sambal matah recipe uses kecombrang as a complement. Not only strengthens the taste of food, kecombrang also contains antioxidants that are good for the body.


  • 10 cloves of red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 lemongrass stalks, take the white part, finely slice
  • Citrus leaves, remove the bone leaves, finely slice
  • Cayenne pepper to taste, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste, roasted
  • Kecombrang, take the flowers and young stems, finely slice
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • Fried onions
  • 2 limes

How to make: 

  • Put the onion and a little salt in a bowl then squeeze until slightly wilted.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl with onions except lime, shrimp paste, and coconut oil.
  • Heat coconut oil in a small skillet.
  • Enter the mashed shrimp paste, let it boil a little.
  • Remove and pour into the chili mixture, mix well.
  • Add a little salt to taste.
  • Give the lime juice.
  • Sprinkle fried onions on top.

3. Sambal Matah Shredded Tuna

In contrast to the two previous sambal matah recipes, this chili preparation uses tuna as one of the basic ingredients.


  • 1 tuna
  • Toge enough
  • Kecombrang enough
  • Cooking oil
  • 2 limes
  • 3 red onions
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • 12 pieces of cayenne pepper
  • 3 lime leaves
  • 1 lime
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

How to make:

  1. Wash the tuna until clean.
  2. Coat the fish with lime juice, ground pepper, and salt evenly, set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan, fry the cobs until golden.
  4. Shred the tuna into small pieces.
  5. Boil the kecombrang and bean sprouts, set aside.
  6. Puree all the sambal matah spices from the red onion, cayenne pepper, lemongrass, and lime leaves.
  7. Saute the mashed chili.
  8. Add salt and lime juice.
  9. Add the shredded cobs.
  10. Enter the boiled kecombrang and bean sprouts.
  11. Serve while warm.

What are you waiting for? Come on, try various variations of this sambal matah recipe in your kitchen!