As long as I remember... balado is the most known "chili sauce" in Indonesia. That because this kind of chili sauce can be made almost with everything or even for a dipping sauce.
Balado can be cook together with fried or boiled egg, fried chicken, tofu, seafood and vegetables. So, this type of sambal is the most "helpful" dish for every housewife in Indonesia, because with only one sauce we can prepare a different kind of dish everyday!
What more helpful than that?! :)
This chili sauce recipe is pass down from generation to generation in Indonesia. Sometimes the daughter will add more spice of maybe the grand daughter will less some spice but the most basic ingredients for balado sambal is shallot, chili, tomato puree together and saute with sugar and salt to taste. You can add a hint of asian spice if you prefer your balado sambal have a fragrant like mine, or maybe you can add tamarind or even shrimp paste to make a different kind of taste.