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Fried Squid Sambal Recipe

Fried Squid Sambal Recipe

(Sambal Goreng Sotong)

Ingredients : Serves 4-6

500 g


2 cloves

1/2 teaspoon

2 strips


3 tablespoons

1/4 cup

2 teaspoons

1-2 teaspoons

Small squid

Onions, roughly chopped


Dried shrimp paste (belacan)

Lemon rind

Fresh red chilies

Peanut oil

Tamarind liquid

Palm sugar or substitute


Method :
  • Clean squid, discarding head, transparent spine and everything in the body cavity.

  • Reserve tentacles, cutting them off with a sharp knife just below the 'beak'.

  • With kitchen paper, rub off spotted skin of the squid.

  • Wash squid well, drain, then cut across into slices.

  • Put onion, garlic, belacan, lemon rind and chilies into container of electric blender and blend until smooth, adding some of the peanut oil to help the mixture down onto the blades.

  • In a wok or frying pan, heat remaining oil and add the blended mixture.

  • Stir and cook over medium heat until it is dark in color and the oil shows around the edges.

  • Add tamarind liquid, sugar and paprika and stir in the squid.

  • Cook uncovered, stirring until squid is cooked and mixture is thick and oily.

  • Serve with rice.

Note : In Malaysia, a higher proportion of red chilies would be used to give color to the dish, making use of paprika is not necessary.


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