Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style, Chiu Chow Chili oil, Chiu Chow chilli paste

Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style (Chiu Chow)

Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style (Chiu Chow) is a simple sauce to make. This hot pepper paste you can buy at most grocery stores, but it is so easy that I prefer to make at home whenever I get my hands on fresh red chilies. This hot chilli paste stays good for at least 2 months in the refrigerator. This sauce is widely known as Chiu Chow Chili Oil.

This chilli paste spices up noodles and can be used in stir-fries. It is a must in many South East Asian cuisine. The store bought sauce usually is high on preservatives and salt. Do try this recipe to make your own red-hot chilli paste.

Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style, Chiu Chow Chili oil, Chiu Chow chilli paste

You may also like to try our various other sauces and dips like Roasted Red Pepper HummusPizza SauceRed Pepper Sauce and Enchilada Sauce.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients For Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style

Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style, Chiu Chow Chili oil, Chiu Chow chilli paste

100 grams fresh red chillis roughly chopped
10 pods of garlic
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoon vinegar/rice vinegar
½ cup sesame oil
2 teaspoon light soya sauce (optional)

Directions For Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style

  • Transfer the chilli and garlic in a food processor and blend to a coarse mixture.
  • Heat half of the oil in a pan; add the chilli mince and let them sizzle for a few minutes.
  • Add the rest of oil, salt and sugar and continue to cook for 5 to 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Now add the vinegar and switch off the heat.
  • Let it come to room temperature and then store in a clean glass bottle.
  • Refrigerate and enjoy.

Note: Always use a clean dry spoon to take this sauce out. It can stay well for 2 months.

Homemade Chilli Paste Chinese Style, Chiu Chow Chili oil, Chiu Chow chilli paste

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