Chilli Paste

Versatile chilli paste made with fresh chilli and herbs. It's a condiment, sauce, spread, or used for your cooking for heat and flavour.
10 minutes
20 minutes
2 medium size jars

About this recipe

This is a versatile chilli paste recipe made with fresh chilli 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 chilli
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 white onion
  • ½ teaspoon each of dried oregano and thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Notes from Rouba

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


Step 1.

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

Step 2.

Transfer to a pot. Season with the herbs and simmer on low heat for approximately 20 minutes, occasionally stirring, so the mixture doesn’t burn.

Remove from heat and stir through the white vinegar. Transfer to clean glass jars, and let cool. Top with olive oil before storing in the refrigerator.

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