Sambal terasi lemon cui - sambal terasi with calamansi

Main Dish
2 servings
10 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
10 long red cayenne peppers (it can be substituted for 2 red bell peppers)

5 bird eyes chilies (more or less depend how spicy you want)

1 tablespoon terasi (dried shrimp paste)

6 calamansis, squeezed and take the juice only


  • Roast/toast everything except salt and calamansi juice. keep it in a jar and store the jar in the fridge.
  • After the roasting process, ground/crush the pepper, chilies, and tomatoes. The best way to make sambal is using a pestle and mortar;
  • Add salt calamansi juice and mix. Some people like to add a small amount of coconut/palm sugar or sugar.
  • However, If you use red bell peppers, you will not need to add any sugar.


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