This chilli sauce is made when I have an abundance of chillies in my garden. Or when I bring chillies back with me from Italy.
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?
- 4 large chillies thinly sliced
- 2.5 cm root ginger peeled and finely sliced
- 4 garlic cloves finely sliced
- 60 mls white wine vinegar
- 30 mls sugar - I used fructose
- 5 mls paprika
- 5 mls salt
- 2.5 mls ground cumin
- 2.5 mls ground turmeric
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- 30 mls olive oil
- Place the chillies, ginger, garlic, vinegar, sugar, paprika, salt, cumin and turmeric into a sauce pan
- Bring to the boil
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes
- Leave to cool before adding the lime zest and juice
- Purée until smooth
- Place into a sterilized glass jar
- Pour over the olive oil and seal the jar
- Shake to mix well
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53 thoughts on “Chilli Sauce Spiced With Cumin”
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.
I cannot understand why on earth people need to eat something so hot that their taste buds fry!
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.
We also have a few jars in the fridge – and Dave seems to only like the one 🙂
I can’t handle much heat either, so I also stick with the medium/mild chilies. They have such wonderful flavor. 🙂
It is all about the flavour Krista 🙂
I just loooooove hot food and this sounds delicious!!
Thank you Zirkie 🙂
I’m not one for too hot a chilli either Tandy. Your sauce looks lovely.
Have a lovely afternoon.
🙂 Mandy xo
Thank you Mandy 🙂
I love hot chili, sweet chili…any chili! Love this sauce, and the spices in it must give it an amazing flavour 🙂
Thanks Tanya – it made for a very flavourful sauce 🙂
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!!!
Wow, you really like it hot Dedy!
Delicious looking sauce.
Thank you yummychunklet 🙂
I love spicy foods so this looks great. How do you think would be a great way to use this chili sauce Tandy?
My friends used it with their chicken and I think I would use it with a noodle dish 🙂
Having Indian blood, I ache for chilli in my food 😀
Love this sauce!
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Then I am sure this will be perfect for you!
I will definitely try the cumin and tumeric next time =)
Let me know what you think Squishy!
Love the chili ginger combination, sounds delicious!
Thank you Cheri 🙂
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
Thank you Claire, and I hope you enjoy it!
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!
It is the easy bit I like the most!
I love hot sauces! Definitely want to try this!
Let me know if you do!
This chili sauce looks delicious and so flavorful!
Thank you Amy 🙂
I love your chili sauce a lot! Just the way, I like it! 😉 x
Thank you Sophie 🙂
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.
I look forward to reading your recipe Julie!
I love hot chili also and this sauce looks terrific!
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!
I cannot do hot food if it has not flavour and only heat 🙂
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!
Thank you so much Shu! I hope you enjoy it 🙂
Love, love, love spicy – my whole family do luckily. They’d like this sauce.
Lucky for you they all enjoy spicy food Sally 🙂
I love spicy food and this sauce sounds and looks amazing! Will give it a try soon.
Please let me know when you do 🙂
Both hubby and I love spicy. This would be perfect for us!
Nice when you both enjoy a bit of heat 🙂
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
The burn spoils the taste in my opinion 🙂