Roast Chili Sauce

Using this sauce or paste is a great way to spice up any dish. It is a great condiment to always have in the fridge. The flavor of this sauce adds a great depth to any dish, more so than just dried chilies.

Makes: 2 cupsHands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 2 cups


  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 10 small dried Thai chilies
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. palm sugar


  • In a deep frying pan, fry shallot and garlic in oil that has been heated to 350°F until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain.
  • Fry chilies in the same oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Drain.
  • Put shallots, garlic, and chilies in a food processor, add salt, sugar, and 2 tablespoons of frying oil and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too dry and becomes hard to mix, add more oil.