How To Make Chili Paste

How To Make Chili Paste

How To Make Chili Paste 850 567 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

How to make chili paste from fresh chili – This is a versatile chili paste recipe made with fresh chili and herbs. Use it as a condiment, sauce, spread, or throughout your cooking for heat and flavour.  It’s delicious, and a must-have in the refrigerator.

It’s delicious alongside lamb roast and the perfect balance to many dishes such as Wholegrain cracked wheat in tomato broth and most stews

homemade chili paste in a bowl


  • 500 grams fresh chili
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 white onion
  • ½ teaspoon each of dried oregano and thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Cook’s Note

  • You can burn your eyes if you rub them from the heat of the pepper.  Always wear gloves


Step 1
Place the garlic, onion, and fresh chili in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped.

chili ingredients in a food processor

Step 2
PlaceTransfer to a pot. Season with the herbs and simmer on low heat for approximately 20 minutes, occasionally stirring, so the mixture does not burn.

Remove from heat and stir through the white vinegar.

adding herbs to the chili paste

Transfer to clean glass jars, and let cool. Top with olive oil before storing in the refrigerator.

homemade chili paste and dried chili

Why you will love this dip:

Accompaniment to many dishes
Incredibly versatile
Made with a few ingredients
Great for soups, and delicious mixed with dips like hummus


Sahtan – Enjoy In Good Health