nonya secrets No. 2 Nonya Sambal Mix
Even with the benefit kitchen gadgetry, Nonya sauces require painstaking and lengthy preparation. There are a vast number of herbs; rhizomes such as galangal, turmeric, ginger together with onions, garlic, chillies, lemon grass. They all need to be carefully measured, sliced and ground to a fine texture to produce the sambals and smooth curry pastes which are then cooked so that the onions caramelise and the ingredients come together in a melange of hot and sweet, spicy and smooth.
Created using an old family recipe, Nonya Sambal Mix has a delicious lemon flavour running through it. Combine this fragrant, citrusy mix with coconut milk and add to chicken for a rich and delicious Nonya curry.