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What is Sambal?

Sambal is to Malaysians what ketchup is to Americans. The word “sambal” refers to a condiment of ground spices and aromatics, with the key ingredient being fresh red chillies that is served either cooked or raw. Auria’s Malaysian Kitchen’s Hot Chilli Sambal is a delicious hot cooked sambal featuring the distinct umami of dried shrimp. It is made from a family recipe the way my mother made it in her kitchen.