satay sauce recipe

How To Make Satay Sauce

By Elizabeth Liew  ,

May 17, 2019

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Always can’t get enough of the sauce that comes along with your satay and ketupat? Follow this three-step recipe to make fantastic satay sauce that serves as a great complement to almost any dish.


Watch the video guide below:

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins


1 stalk lemongrass (white part)

2 slices galangal

1 clove garlic

4 shallots

4 tbsps cooking oil

1 tbsp chilli powder

2 tsps coriander seeds powder

½ tsp fennel seeds powder

½ cup Assam water (1 tbsp assam paste mix with ½ cup water)

¼ cup gula Melaka

½ cup crushed peanuts

¼ cup water (adjust accordingly)

Salt and sugar to taste


1Blend lemongrass, galangal, garlic, shallots and cooking oil into a paste.

2Pour the paste into a pan and add chilli powder, coriander seeds powder and fennel seeds powder. Stir-fry on medium low heat until fragrant.

3Add Assam water, gula Melaka, crushed peanuts. Bring to boil, then simmer for 10 mins. Add sugar and salt to taste and adjust the liquid accordingly by adding more water.