Sambal Ikan Bilis (Anchovies in Spicy Gravy)...

Simple menu for today...I cooked Sambal Ikan Bilis after such a long time! Still remember how I burnt the sambal when I did it the first time after marriage! Awwwww! Now it's funny...:))

Actual idea was to do Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice), but I'm running out of screwpine leaves! hehe.
So, plain rice will do la erk!

But I still boiled 2 eggs and sliced some cucumbers as side dish...Oooh Yummy!!! ;)

I'm sure everyone knows how to cook Sambal Ikan Bilis right??? My recipe is nothing special but I added a stalk of lemongrass...

Anyways, I'll still share the recipe...just incase any newbies around, k! ;)) Here U r!

Ingredients :-
  • 1 cup of cleaned anchovies
  • 10 pcs dried chillis * (soak in hot water first, drained)
  • 5 shallots *
  • 3 cloves of garlic *
  • 1 cm shrimp paste (belacan) *
  • 1 large onion ~ sliced into rings
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass ~ slightly crushed (optional)
  • 2 tbsp of tamarind juice (adjust to ur taste)
  • sufficient amount of water ~ (add more if u prefer the sambal abit watery)
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • Cooking oil
Cooking method :-
  1. Blend smooth the ingredients marked *.
  2. Heat oil in a wok. Fry the anchovies till crispy. Leave it aside.
  3. Now stir-fry the blended ingredients together with lemongrass till fragrant. Make sure the oil floats...
  4. Add some water and stir awhile. Add onion rings, tamarind juice, salt n sugar. Stir and give it a boil.
  5. Finally, add the fried anchovies. Mix well and turn off the flame.
  6. Ur Sambal is ready to be served with Nasi Lemak/ plain rice/ bread! :))
Enjoy ur Sambal Ikan Bilis!!! ;;)


  1. This is yummy..tq for sharing the resipi.

  2. i'm so sorry, love.

    what is screwpine leaves?

    thanks for introducing it btw..:)

    this is my favourite dish!

  3. Anonymous --> Tenkiu for the compliments..;)

  4. Cheryna --> Screwpine leaves = daun pandan...
    Hehe, no probs ya! ;)

  5. Adehhhh!!! (sambil pegang2 perut sebab lapar) hehehe... terus rasa nk makan nasi lemak tengookkan sambal ikan bilis love nie... saje je u goda i tawww!

  6. luv...mkn ngan ns panas2 pun sedap gak apatah lg klu dpt mkn ngan ns lemak. pehhhh!!!!

  7. Mmmm...that sambal looks so mouth watering! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm so glad I found yours :) Yum yum

  8. woah. it looks sinfully delicious. and nice pic too :)

  9. Wah Love...terasa macam nak buat nasi lemak le pulak...Godaan punya Bilis......but kat rumah akak..bilis goreng...tak nak campur dengan kuah...sebab dia org nak garing2...kuah letak atas aje!

  10. nasik lemak nya mana...hehehehe...sambal bilis yg byk bawang..akak suka tau...

  11. Ijan --> Hehe, lapar ker Ijan??? Jom makan!

    K.Ain --> Betul kak, mkn ngan nasi putih panas2 kaw habis! ;)

    Shaz --> Hi Shaz...Welcome! Love enjoyed ur blog as well ;) Stay in touch!

    Farah --> Hi Farah, welcome to my page! Tenkiu so much for the compliments. My hubby's camera mmg rajin bekerja. ;)

    K.Watie --> Ye ke kak? Love pun suka ikan bilis garing2. Sometimes buat goreng2, mkn as side dish ngan curries pun. Kiki :))

    K.CikMin --> Nasi lemak tak jadik kak coz takde stok daun pandan! hihi. Nasi putih biasa pun jadilah! Love pun minat sambal yang ada bawang berlambak. :)

  12. salam perkenalan love..
    i just follow u ya..

  13. tensionyeer. sedap bebenor nampaknya.

  14. nadiah perasan kak love suka letak serai kalau masak :). nadiah kalau masak sambal ikan bilis tak letak serai tp mmg akan goreng dulu ikan bilis tu bg garing. yummy! uh..lamanya tak makan sambal ikan bilis. hsbnd tak suka makanan pedas2..tu yg malas buat tu..huhu..

  15. Kak NJ --> Hi Kak, welcome to my page! Nanti Love chk ur link k! :)

    CikManggis --> hihi tenkiu2 ;)

    KakGerau --> nape tensen kak??? :))

    Nadiah --> Hi Nadiah, yeah Love mmg suka letak serai dan halia in most of my cookings. They make my dishes tastes better. Hubby Love pun x mkn pedas2 sgt. Love kurangkan cili if cooking for him. ;)


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