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Sambal Sotong Petai

When you have already made Sambal Tumis Ikan Bilis Petai, Sambal Petai Udang Kering & Sambal Bilis Petai, what should be next? Potentially, don't you think petai and sotong? A great marriage together? Petai trust me, works wondrously with sotong. Of course, it must also be in sambal? Sambal (Sambal Udang) Our Malaysian sambal. Our sambal (Belacan Fish Sambal, Nyonya Fish SambalSambal Belacan & Salted Fish Mango Sambal) we so sincerely love. Yep. You are right. Especially petai lovers, wouldn't you absolutely agree? Sambal Sotong Petai? Without a doubt, if you are asking this petai queen. So, what's the cooking style to Sambal Sotong Petai/Squid Stink beans (Sambal Sotong)? I mean, how different can it be? Pretty much the standard style right? Sambal ingredients sauteed and then alongside sotong and petai. 

400g sotong/squids - clean and cut into rings.
1 packet (about 200g) petai - cut into 2 pieces 
2 tbsp grounded/blended dried red chillies
1 tsp grounded/blended garlic
1 large onion - sliced
2 small lemongrass - bruised
Lime juice - as needed
3 kaffir lime leaves - tear into pieces
1 tsp powdered palm sugar or white sugar
4 tbsp oil
Salt to taste 
When oil is heated, add blended chillies and garlic. 
Fry until fragrant or till oil floats.
Add lemongrass and sliced onion.
Continue frying for 2-3mins.
Add the rest of the ingredients
Keep stirring until squids are cooked.
Remove from heat.


  1. I have to say stinky beans doesn't sound very nice but after seeing them, much better!

  2. What a gorgeous dish, Nava! Your photgraphy and food styling is wonderful. Off to visit Tina :)

  3. Iwell I m not a big fan of petai...
    Mayb I just take the sotong... Kakaka

  4. Nava, once again, I would like to say thank you so much for sharing your sambal sotong recipe over at PiTCC! You're awesome! Now, my readers and I can enjoy this without going to the restaurant!

  5. Something different cause I usually eat petai with ikan bilis...I am sure the taste really good :-)

  6. Nava , Pinay is sweet friend to me as well. The dish looks nice and I go check it to Pinay' blog now.

  7. awhhhhh tempting foods makes me drooling for it now :D

  8. This is such a fantastic looking dish my friend and the name makes me giggle :)


  9. hi nava, looking at your pic, makes me want to eat this- a sure must buy petai at the sunday market... a real appetizer booster for sambal sotong.. yummy! have a nice day

  10. I never find petai here,,,great idea to substitute with green beans,Both of you are represent South East Asian foods ,I'm inspired !!

  11. petai and sambal! :) delicious

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  12. Nava, I came here from Tina's blog to admire once more your gorgeous squid dish! As a squid fan I'm very happy to discover this new and unknown recipe as well as your wonderful blog.

  13. I've left my comments at Tina's blog. Unlike u, I like squids but not a fan of petai :< Next time, I take the squid & u eat the petai :)

  14. This looks great Nava! Heading over there now to check out the recipe.

  15. Oh I love petai.. but if they are cut in thinner slices! This dish looks so spicy and hot!

  16. Looks very flavourful. Though i don't eat squids but i'll try this recipe with some other thing!!

  17. Looks amazing I do not eat squid and I never try petals but this dish convince me to try it.


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