Recipe: Let’s try something unique – ‘Sambai oen Peugaga’

Culinary – it’s something unlimited to talk about. Moreover, if you ever been in Aceh, you will find many Aceh specific culinary with unique flavoring.

For instance, “sambai oen peugaga” – its name come from Aceh language. Sambai means condiment and oen means leaf, and peugaga is one of plants – it named Ciliantro in Latin. This sambai is exactly different with other condiments because it is not red, spicy, mixed by tomato or others.

Especially in the holy month Ramadan, sambai oen peugaga is often made as favorite dish which is eaten with rice. Spicy taste, concoction of chopped leaves, and mixing of asam sunti with shredded coconut are very yummy on our tongue.

Peugaga leaves – the main ingredient

In fact, at Aceh traditional market, these peugagan leaves are easy to find. Commonly, its price is 3000 or 5000 rupiah and it is put in banana leaf packet.

Do you want to know how to make it? Let’s see the following steps:

Asam sunti – Aceh’s specific flavoring which makes the recipe more delicious

The ingredients of condiment are:

  • A handful of Peugaga leaves or Ciliantro
  • Shredded coconut
  • A handful of peanut that had already been fried
  • A handful of shrimp that had already been fried
  • Green chili (slice it)
  • Lemon leaves (4 – 5 cloves)
  • Red onion (slice it)
  • Lemongrass (slice it)
  • Lemon
  • Asam sunti (starfruit that had been dried with salt)
  • Salt to taste

The way to make it:

  • Peugaga leaves are cut in small size
  • Red onion, asam sunti, salt, green chili, lemon leaves and lemongrass are mixed and then it is pulverized by wooden spoon.
  • Add the shrimp, peanut, and shredded coconut. Then mix it again.

It is easy to make. Good luck in trying this Aceh’s unique recipe!

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