Definition of sambal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsämbäl/


(In Indian and Southeast Asian cooking) hot relish made with vegetables or fruit and spices.
Example sentences
  • She said she cooked the grasshoppers and ate them with a little sambal (chili sauce).
  • As we moreishly devoured grilled tuna marinated in sambal, lemon grass and numerous other exotic spices, I was amazed at how quiet the street was with only the odd person passing by where we sat alfresco.
  • In Vietnamese and Thai cuisine the cool effect of mint is used to sooth the effect of a hot chili peppers and fiery sambals.



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Syllabification: sam·bal

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