Malaysian Satay Sauce

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“I obtained this recipe from but have modified some ingredients to get this delicious spicy sauce. Best eaten with satays, or use the sauce with fried noodles. Also taste good with cucumber-shallot salad.”
500 ml

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak tamarind pulp in warm/hot water for 20 minutes (1/2 tbsp tamarind pulp to 60 ml water). Squeeze pulp, strain juice and discard pulp.
  2. Grind peanut using a blender until fine texture. Set aside.
  3. Dry fry coriander, cumin & fennel seeds for about 1-2 minutes and grind using a spice mill. Blend other spice paste ingredients until a smooth paste. Mix all together.
  4. Heat oil and fry paste for 1-2 mins until fragrant.
  5. Add tamarind juice and let boiled. Add coconut milk and water. Stir slowly to mix the ingredients.
  6. Add sugar, salt and peanuts, keep stirring to prevent peanuts from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Adjust tamarind juice, sugar and salt to desired taste.
  7. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, keep stirring until a layer of oil forms on top of the sauce.

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