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Peanut Satay Sauce

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Source: Amy Beh (Kuali Online) with slight modification

Make: 1 rice bowl

Ingredients (A):
3 shallots (chopped)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 red chili (removed seeds and chopped)
2 tbsp chopped galangal
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1½ tsp coriander powder
2 tbsp oil

Seasonings (A):
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp soft brown sugar (+ ¼ tsp optional)
3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
110ml water

Seasonings (B):
2 tbsp fresh milk (or coconut milk)
3 tbsp roughly crushed roasted skinless peanuts
Salt to taste


  1. Put all the ingredients (A) in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until it becomes paste.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet or frying pan under low heat. Sauté the spice paste until it’s fragrant. You can see a bit of oil rising to the top.
  3. Add seasonings (A) and stir until well combined. Bring it to a boil, and then simmer the mixture in low heat until it has thickened. Stir occasionally to avoid the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the milk and continue to simmer for another 5-6 minutes.
  5. Add roasted peanuts and stir until well combined.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. The sauce is ready for serving.


  1. If you want a kid-friendly version, you can use adjust the amount of red chilli as you like or omit it totally.
  2. If you want to make your own peanut butter or your own peanuts, you can refer to this post.
  3. The amount of sugar should only be used as a guide. It depends greatly on the peanut butter you used. For me, I use my own homemade peanut butter which has lesser sugar.
  4. After cooling down, there will be a thin layer of oil rising to the surface of the sauce. It can be removed without affecting the taste of this sauce. But leaving some behind will prevent the sauce from turning dry.


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  1. wokandspoon says:

    One of my favourites. I like eating with rice and cucumber!

  2. Sure, I shall take your advice to make a larger portion. Just love those ways you suggested using the sauce.

  3. That looks and sounds great! And pretty simple too!

  4. Thanks for the link-back. such a healthy snack and great idea to use the peanut sauce as dip, great way to get kids to chomp down raw veggie.

  5. LCOM says:

    Definitely made a tasty dip for veggie sticks!

  6. i like this sauce and is such creative to go with veggie, can serve during party too.

  7. Priya says:

    This sauce makes me drool..

  8. tigerfish says:

    I thought of Gado Gado too when I see peanut sauce for Satay. 🙂 So good to have homemade ones.

  9. I love satay sauce! Never thought of making it at home, but I really should because it sounds pretty straightforward and easy. We’ll enjoy dipping veggies and of course with grilled chicken. 🙂

  10. Joanne says:

    I adore satay sauce and could pretty much go at it with a spoon! Delicious!

  11. Sook says:

    I LOVE Peanut sauce! Looks so good!

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