Place shallots, chili (if using fresh/dried chilies), garlic, and tomato in a food processor and you can either blend them until fine or roughly chop for a more rustic look
Preheat a skillet with cooking oil. Add the ingredients you chopped above (if using premade garlic sambal chili, don't add just yet) and kaffir lime leaves and stir fry until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the premade garlic sambal chili (if not using fresh chili) and stir fry for another minute
Continue to cook until the mixture is no longer wet and dry
Let the sambal balado cool down completely and store in a glass jar container for up to 1 week in the fridge
You can also use premade chili like this. If you are using dried chilies, make sure you soak them in warm water until soft and proceed with recipe. I used red jalapeno peppers.
Easy Sambal Balado (Indonesian Sambal Chili Sauce) https://whattocooktoday.com/sambal-balado.html