Recipe For Chilli Sauce

I am not one for very hot food as my sweat glands cannot take the heat. If food is too hot but still palatable I will eat it – but you will see straight away from my face that the meal was too spicy for me. This chilli sauce is not for my palate – it is really hot. But, unlike most hot foods that I come across, it is very flavoursome. The ingredients make this chilli sauce have a flavour punch that you will enjoy, and you can scale down the heat by using mild chillies, or by removing the seeds from your chillies. I used medium hot chillies with the seeds, as we were having friends to stay for a week who love heat, and this chilli sauce was a great way for me to spice up their meals, while still being able to eat my own.

Do you eat spicy foods?

Chilli Sauce
Chilli Sauce

Chilli Sauce
 
Ingredients
  • 4 large chillies, thinly sliced
  • 2.5cm root ginger, peeled and finely sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 60mls white wine vinegar
  • 30mls sugar - I used fructose
  • 5mls paprika
  • 5mls salt
  • 2.5mls ground cumin
  • 2.5mls ground turmeric
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 30mls olive oil
Method
  1. Place the chillies, ginger, garlic, vinegar, sugar, paprika, salt, cumin and turmeric into a sauce pan
  2. Bring to the boil
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes
  4. Leave to cool before adding the lime zest and juice
  5. Purée until smooth
  6. Place into a sterilized glass jar
  7. Pour over the olive oil and seal the jar
  8. Shake to mix well

 

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50 thoughts on “Recipe For Chilli Sauce

  1. i myself dont like to much of heat from chilli–i like the flavor but not the burn–this looks great & different from what i usually make

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    1. The burn spoils the taste in my opinion 🙂

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  2. Both hubby and I love spicy. This would be perfect for us!

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    1. Nice when you both enjoy a bit of heat 🙂

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  3. I love spicy food and this sauce sounds and looks amazing! Will give it a try soon.

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    1. Please let me know when you do 🙂

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  4. Love, love, love spicy – my whole family do luckily. They’d like this sauce.

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    1. Lucky for you they all enjoy spicy food Sally 🙂

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  5. I love chilli sauces! I would die without chilli sauces! Singaporean in me talking 😉 This is a new one for me and I’m definitely up for trying this one. Sounds delicious and love the balance of flavours from the other ingredients going in. Yum!
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    1. Thank you so much Shu! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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  6. Hot foods leave me cold, Tandy 😀 But I know what you mean about the flavour. Some of the most flavoursome salsas I have ever had have been extremely hot!

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    1. I cannot do hot food if it has not flavour and only heat 🙂

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  7. I love hot chili also and this sauce looks terrific!

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    1. Thanks Tammy!

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  8. How funny!!!
    I had just picked all my chilli, capsicum and tomoatoes so I could make a chilli sauce too. Thanks for sharing, I will have to try some ginger in my sauce too.
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    1. I look forward to reading your recipe Julie!

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  9. I love your chili sauce a lot! Just the way, I like it! 😉 x

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    1. Thank you Sophie 🙂

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  10. This chili sauce looks delicious and so flavorful!
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    1. Thank you Amy 🙂

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  11. I love hot sauces! Definitely want to try this!

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    1. Let me know if you do!

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  12. That definitely looks like my kind of sauce Tandy! But great idea to be able to give your friends something spicy while being able to eat too 😀 It’s so easy too!
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    1. It is the easy bit I like the most!

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  13. I love a proper chilli sauce, and your recipe certainly ticks my boxes, so I’ve bookmarked it. Thank you Tandy, lovely post and recipe

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    1. Thank you Claire, and I hope you enjoy it!

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  14. Love the chili ginger combination, sounds delicious!
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    1. Thank you Cheri 🙂

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  15. I will definitely try the cumin and tumeric next time =)

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    1. Let me know what you think Squishy!

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  16. Having Indian blood, I ache for chilli in my food 😀
    Love this sauce!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Then I am sure this will be perfect for you!

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  17. I love spicy foods so this looks great. How do you think would be a great way to use this chili sauce Tandy?

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    1. My friends used it with their chicken and I think I would use it with a noodle dish 🙂

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  18. Delicious looking sauce.

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    1. Thank you yummychunklet 🙂

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  19. oww,don’t you dare ask Indonesian descent like me about spicy and hot food Tandy….hehehe
    asian descent can stand with chillies and usually got troubles with peppercorn,
    Called me a cocky, but i can eat the 4 chillies with 1 piece of deep fried tofu…
    btw, lovin your spicy spiced sauce my fried, i guess i’m enjoying it more with mytofu!!!
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    1. Wow, you really like it hot Dedy!

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  20. I love hot chili, sweet chili…any chili! Love this sauce, and the spices in it must give it an amazing flavour 🙂

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    1. Thanks Tanya – it made for a very flavourful sauce 🙂

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  21. I’m not one for too hot a chilli either Tandy. Your sauce looks lovely.
    Have a lovely afternoon.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thank you Mandy 🙂

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  22. I just loooooove hot food and this sounds delicious!!

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    1. Thank you Zirkie 🙂

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  23. I can’t handle much heat either, so I also stick with the medium/mild chilies. They have such wonderful flavor. 🙂
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    1. It is all about the flavour Krista 🙂

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  24. My husband adores chilli sauce and we always have few different jars on the go in the fridge at a time. I love chillies and spicy food but don’t usually want extra sauce. This is something he would love me to make though.

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    1. We also have a few jars in the fridge – and Dave seems to only like the one 🙂

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  25. I think I’d like your sauce very much Tandy – I love a hot chilli, from almost any culture – sambal belacan, piri piri sauce, harissa – love them all! 🙂 The only line I draw is at some of the truly crazy hot American sauces, which seem to be designed purely as a test of manhood for the brave souls that attempt them.

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    1. I cannot understand why on earth people need to eat something so hot that their taste buds fry!

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