Khmer Krom Peanut Sauce

November 7, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Khmer Krom Peanut Sauce

Khmer Krom Peanut Sauce, a beloved favorite among the Khmer Krom community, introduces a delightful combination of creamy peanut goodness with a hint of curry and coconut milk. This luscious sauce finds its perfect place as a companion for dipping raw vegetables or grilled meats, making it a versatile and flavorful addition to the Khmer Krom culinary repertoire.

Crafting this delectable sauce requires a small saucepan, where coconut milk and water are simmered until the mixture reaches a gentle bubbling state. The essence of roasted, unsalted peanuts is extracted through grinding, contributing to the sauce’s rich and creamy texture. Alternatively, creamy peanut butter can be used as a convenient substitute.

The sauce’s flavor profile is further enriched with the addition of fresh lime juice, curry powder, chili pepper (or paprika), palm sugar, and salt. These ingredients come together in a harmonious blend, simmering until the sauce reaches a full boil. Once the desired consistency is achieved, the sauce is removed from heat and allowed to cool, enhancing the overall melding of flavors.

Khmer Krom Peanut Sauce embodies the culinary preferences of the Khmer Krom people, featuring the creamy richness of peanuts complemented by the exotic touch of curry and coconut milk. Its versatility makes it an ideal accompaniment for various dishes, elevating the dining experience with its distinctive and savory taste. Enjoy this delectable creation that seamlessly combines tradition and innovation in Khmer Krom cuisine.


1/4 cup of Chau Doc coconut milk
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of fresh grounded roasted, unsalted peanut or 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon of fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon of curry powder
1/4 teaspoon of chili pepper or paprika
2 tablespoon of palm sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Directions to make Khmer Krom Peanut Sauce

  1. Put coconut milk and water in a small sauce-pan, simmering till sauce bubbling.
  2. Add peanut, lime juice, curry powder, pepper, palm sugar and salt, stirs, simmering till sauce boiling, removed from heat, set a side to cool off before serve.

Enjoy it

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 289

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏16g 6%
Total Fat ‏22g 28%
Saturated Fat ‏9g 45%
Dietary Fiber ‏3g 11%
Protein ‏9g 18%
Sodium ‏502mg 22%
Sugars ‏8g 16%


15 min


15 min




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