sambal mangga

Sambal Mangga: Amazing 5 Minute Mango Sambal

Last Updated on March 26, 2024 by Damian

Welcome to another great sambal recipe! Sambal mangga is sambal that uses mango as a main ingredient, really fresh and nice on the side of various dishes!

To make sambal mangga, simply grate some mango with a grated and chop chillies and a shallot finely. Add some spices and that’s it! No cooking needed.

What is sambal mangga?

Sambal mangga is a popular sambal in Indonesia, Malaysia, and other parts of Southeast Asia. The word “sambal” itself means a mixture of spicy chillies, and “mangga” is the Indonesian word for mango.

Sambal mangga is made by blending fresh ripe mango with chili peppers, shallots, and other spices. The result is a sweet and spicy-flavored sauce that can add a kick of flavor to any dish.

Compared to other sambals, sambal mangga is a milder and sweeter version, making it perfect for those who cannot handle too much heat. The sweetness of mango balances the spiciness of chili, giving it a unique and refreshing taste.

Let’s get started with the recipe!

Step 1: Collect the ingredients

sambal mangga

Sambal mangga

Sambal mangga! This quick to make and great tasting recipe will be your favorite if you're into fresh, sweet and spicy sauces. Try it out for yourself!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sambal
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 300 g
Calories 30 kcal


  • 2 large chili peppers
  • 2 bird's eye chillies
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 shallot


  • 1 tsp terasi (shrimp paste)
  • salt to taste


  • Collect the ingredients
  • Chop the ingredients
  • Serve and conserve sambal mangga
Keyword Sambal mangga

Note: the calculated kcal count is based on a 50 gram serving size.

What to consider when choosing the ingredients

Now that you know what sambal mangga is, let’s move on to the recipe. The first step is to gather all the ingredients. Besides the mango and chili peppers, you will need a shallot, bird’s eye chillies, terasi (shrimp paste), and salt.

Each ingredient plays an essential role in bringing out the flavor of sambal mangga. The bird’s eye chillies and large chili peppers provide the heat, while the shallot and terasi add depth and umami flavor. The mango, on the other hand, lends a sweet and fruity taste to the sauce.

If you can’t find bird’s eye chillies or large chili peppers, you can use other types of hot peppers like jalapenos or serranos. The terasi can be substituted with fish sauce or soy sauce. And if you prefer a sweeter or tangier flavor, you can add some lime juice or brown sugar to the sauce.

sambal mangga ingredients

Step 2: Chop the ingredients

Next, it’s time to chop the ingredients. Wash the chillies, remove the stems, and chop them finely. Thinly slice the shallot into half rings.

You can use a food processor or blender to make the sauce, but if you prefer a chunkier texture, chop the ingredients by hand. Take the mango and remove the peel, then grate it using a grater.

chopped ingredients
combining ingredients and spices

Once you have all the ingredients prepped, it’s time to mix them. Take a bowl, add the chopped chillies, sliced shallot, grated mango, terasi, and salt. Mix everything well until you get a uniform consistency. Taste the sambal mango and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Step 3: Serve and conserve sambal mangga

Sambal mangga is best served fresh, but you can also store it in the fridge for a few days. Keep it in an airtight container, and it should stay fresh for up to a week.

You can serve sambal mangga as a dipping sauce for fried chicken, fish, or any other protein. You can also use it as a side dish for rice, noodles, or vegetarian dishes. I can recommend the following:

served sambal mangga

I hope you’ve liked this sambal recipe. If you did, please leave rating and check out my other sambals:


What is sambal served with?

Sambal can be served with a variety of dishes, including fried rice, noodles, grilled meat or fish, curries, as a spread, you name it!

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