1/2 cup dried anchovies, fried (ikan bilis)
1/4 cup dried anchovies, extra, pounded
5-6 tablespoons chili paste (soaked dried chillies in boiled water for 5 min, drain and blend mix with water)
2 onions, pounded
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon shrimp paste (belacan)
2 tablespoons tamarind juice
1 big onions, sliced
1/2 cup oil
2/3-1 cup water
2-4 tablespoons sugar
Heat oil and saute onions and garlic for 1 minute
Add chilli paste, belacan and 1/2 cup of water and fry till fragrant, about 10 minutes.
Mix tamarind juice and water into chilli mixture and cook for another 20 min or till sauce thick. Add more water if the sambal too thick.
Add sliced onion, anchovies, salt and sugar and cook for another 5 minutes.