1 Dozen red chillies
1/2 t Shrimp paste
1/2 t Salt
1 T Tamarind juice
Pound chillies, shrimp paste and salt together in a mortar. Stir in tamarind juice.
Alternatively, blend all ingredients in a blender.
** This mixture is an ingredient used in most Indonesian dishes. It can be kept in the refrigerator for several weeks.