Definition of sambal in English:

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sambal

Pronunciation: /ˈsambal/

noun

(In oriental cooking) hot relish made with vegetables or fruit and spices: [count noun]: a plate of sambals [mass noun]: fried noodles with sambal
More 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.

Origin

Malay.

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