Bumbu Kacang, Peanut Sauce

Written by on June 13, 2012 in Bali Culinary with 0 Comments

Bumbu Kacang, Peanut Sauce



Bumbu Kacang – Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce is one of Indonesia’s most popular condiments. It varies in degrees of spiciness and sweetness. It can be served with snacks or a main course. It complements meat, vegetables and soybean products. Do not reheat it.

For 4 people

75g / 3oz roasted peanuts
6 dried small hot chillies, soaked
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
5 candlenuts or macadamias
¾ tsp finely grated lemon peel
2 tbsp oil
375 ml (2/3 pt) coconut cream
2 tsp brown sugar
Salt to taste


1. Pulverize the peanuts in a food processor with a little oil or substitute 5 tablespoons of peanut butter. Set aside.
2. Pulverize the chillies, onion, garlic and nuts in a food processor or pound or chop very finely. Fry in oil over a low heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the lemon peel and coconut cream and bring almost to the boil. Add peanuts, tamarind (soaked in 4 tablespoons of boiling water and strained), brown sugar and salt to taste.
3. Serve at room temperature.

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