Ikan bilis (anchovies) sambal with belimbing

Main Dish
4 servings
25 min
25 min
Natural sourness from the fruit and into the spicy gravy.


Number of serving: 4

For the sambal (chilli paste) :

4 fresh red chillies (4 to 5)

3 shallots

1/4 piece roasted belacan (shrimp paste)

blend/process to a rough paste

Other ingredients :

1 cup ikan bilis/anchovies (soaked in water for 20 mins and drain off water)

10 belimbing (10 to 15)

Lime juice (as needed)

Palm sugar (a small piece ; powdered/crushed)

Oil (for frying)

Salt to taste


  • Fry ikan bilis till crispy.
    Remove and keep aside.
    Leave about 3 tbsp of oil in the same pan.
    Fry chilli paste till aromatic and oil splits.
  • Add belimbing and cook to a texture you prefer.
    Add sugar, lime juice, salt and fried ikan bilis.
    Stir a couple of times and remove from heat.


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