Indonesian relish with lime, chili, and basil

This recipe comes from the Time/Life Pacific and Southeast Asian Cooking. I've been unable to find a recipe even remotely resembling it in any other Indonesian cookbook. I like to cross-reference recipes and learn where they came from, but only the Time/Life reporters seem to have found this one. In any event, it's quite wonderful. Not for the faint of heart.


(makes 2 cups)


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Let it sit for several hours, stirring occasionally.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 5 minutes preparation, 2 hours sitting.
Precision: no need to measure, but count the chili peppers.


Brian Reid 
DEC Western Research Laboratory, Palo Alto CA 
reid@decwrl.DEC.COM -or- decwrl!reid 
Recipe last modified: 8 Mar 86

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