Amazing Peanut Sauce – Kuah Kacang (Best Satay Sauce)

Kuah Kacang or peanut sauce is a condiment from Indonesia. Its main ingredient is roasted peanuts mixed with chili paste. Peanut sauce is best served with vegetables, chicken, and meat. It also can be served as a salad dressing over fresh vegetables.


• 300 grams peanuts
• 400 ml water
• 60 grams sugar
• 8 dried chili peppers (chopped)
• 3 garlic cloves (chopped)
• 4 lemongrass stalks (chopped)
• 2 shallots (chopped)
• 3 tbsp oil
• 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
• 3 cm galangal (chopped)
• 1/4 teaspoon salt


This recipe takes about 1 hour.

Set a pan over low heat.
Add the peanuts (without oil).
Roast it for a few minutes until its fragrant.
Transfer to a bowl.
Soak with water and remove the skin.
Put the peeled peanuts in a blender.
Blend for a few minutes until the texture is grainy.
Set aside.

Blend all chopped ingredients for a few minutes until it becomes a paste.
Set a pan over medium heat.
Heat oil and saute shallots.
Add chili paste.
Let it saute for a few minutes until oil separates from the paste.
Add the blended peanuts.
Pour water and a pinch of salt, then stir.
Increase heat and let it boil.
Add sugar to add some sweet flavor and stir.
Let it simmer for 20 minutes or until the sauce is thick.
Transfer to a sauce bowl.

Amazing Peanut Sauce - Kuah Kacang (Best Satay Sauce)
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