Definition of sambal in English:

sambal

Line breaks: sam¦bal
Pronunciation: /ˈsambal
 
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noun

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