5 medium size purple brinjal – washed and using a sharp knife to poke it a few times
Sambal Paste Ingredients (blend)
4 tbsp Soy Bean Paste (I am using Tiger’s Brand)
5 chilli padi
5 cloves garlic
1 inch galangal
2 stalks lemongrass (use the white part)
1 handful of dried shrimp (soaked in hot water till soft)
11/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tbsp white vinegar
3 tbsp water
1 tsp oil
1) Place prick brinjal in a baking tray and baked at pre heated oven 250 C till soft.
2) Meanwhile, heat a wok (without oil) and saute the blended ingredients till dried. Taste accordingly and adjust to your preference.
3) Place the baked brinjal on a aluminium foil and slice into half, slather with some sambal paste, do the same to the rest. Place the brinjal back to oven and baked for 5 minutes.
4) Serve hot with rice.