Thermomix Dried Shrimp Sambal

One tip to whip up dishes quickly is to make sauces in advance. A jar of sambal sauce will be handy to add to a meat or seafood to churn out a quick dish in minutes.


  • 150g cooking oil
  • 150g dried shrimps (washed)
  • 40g garlic cloves
  • 100 g shallots
  • 100 g dried chillies (deseeded and soaked until soft)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 15 g sugar
  • Sterilised glass jar (to store the sauce)


  1. Place cooking oil, dried shrimps, garlic cloves, shallots, dried chillies, salt and sugar into mixing bowl, grind 20 sec/Speed 10.
  2. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula
  3. Cook 45 min/120°C/Reverse/Speed 1
  4. Serve as a condiment or pour into a clean and sterilised glass jar for storage in the fridge once the sambal cools
  5. You may use the sauce to cook with meats and vegetables

Tips :

  • For smoother and finer dried shrimp sambal, blend sambal for 1 min/Speed 5-10, increasing speed gradually after cooking in step 2.
  • Serve with steamed rice
  • This sambal can be used in dishes like stir-fried sambal kang-kong, four-angled beans, long beans, ladies’ finger, fish, prawns etc
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