in S Asian cooking, a condiment of chilies and various other ingredients
Origin of sambalMalay
A spicy condiment used especially in Indonesia and Malaysia, made with chili peppers and other ingredients, such as sugar or coconut.
Origin of sambalMalay, from Tamil sambhar, from Prakrit sa&mlowdot;bharei, he gathers, from Sanskrit sa&mlowdot;bharayati, he causes to be brought together : sam, together; see Sanskrit + bharati, he carries, brings; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
- (South Africa) relish