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Sambal Belachan Stir Fried Vegetables

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Freestyle


Sambal Belachan Stir Fried Vegetables is a simple vegetable dish stir fried with aromatics in a rich sauce made with chillies and shrimp paste.


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  • 1/2 small cauliflower, sliced
  • 1/4 Chinese cabbage, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 pc red capsicum, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1/3 cup rehydrated wood ear mushroom, thinly sliced
  • water
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  • 5 pcs red chilies, seeded and sliced
  • 10 pcs shallots or 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp, rehydrated and drained
  • 1 inch cube belacan
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. In a food processor blend together sauce ingredients until it becomes a paste.
  2. In a wok add heat oil then sauté the spice paste in medium heat for 4 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the cauliflower and wood ear mushrooms then stir fry for a minute, add a bit of water, cover wok then cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the carrots, celery and red capsicum, stir fry for two minutes, cover the wok then cook for 2 minute.
  5. Add the Chinese cabbage then stir fry for two minutes, cover the wok then cook for 1 minute.
  6. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then serve.