Indonesian Nut Chili Dip

Indonesian Nut Chili Dip


  • 1 small onion quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 0.5 cup peanut or cashew butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or substitute
  • 1 lemon for juice


  • 1 fresh chili
  • 1 tbsp dried shrimp or anchovy paste or 1 tsp fish sauce


    • In a BLENDER, blend onion, garlic, and 1.25 cup of water until smooth.
    • Optionally, add shrimp and chilies.
    • In a POT, heat 0.25 cup of oil over medium heat.
    • Careful of splatters, stir in nut butter.
    • Add the onion-garlic water and soy sauce.
    • Season to taste with lemon juice, sugar, and salt.
    • Mix well. Cover. Bring to a boil.
    • Turn heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes until the sauce thickens and the oil separates on the surface. Stir frequently.