Recipe: Sambal Udang/Prawn Sambal

Sambal Udang (Prawn Sambal) with Roti Jala recipe - Prawn sambal is my most requested dish and quite delicious when served with lacy pancakes, called roti jala. |


  • 5 tablespoons sambal tumis click here for Salt and Turmeric's easy sambal recipe
  • 1 quarter of a medium-sized onion
  • 10 shrimps peeled and deveined
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind pulp soaked with 1/4 cup of warm water and extract the juice
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil


  1. Heat up a wok with cooking oil and add the onions. Saute the onions until aromatic, then add in sambal and prawns. Add tamarind juice and bring the sambal udang to boil. Add salt and sugar to taste. Serve hot with roti jala/lacy pancakes.