Healthy Homemade Chilli Sauce

By Halal Trip | 15, Sep, 2016
Healthy Homemade Chilli Sauce

I love chilli sauce. A meal with chilli sauce is always extra yummy. However, most sauces have expectedly large proportions of sugar and MSG and other unnecessary additives. I recently made chicken rice and really, really wanted the chicken rice chilli sauce. I found this recipe for the chilli sauce. And then the chicken rice (fragrant rice), which was actually just rice served with chicken soup (chicken boiled with garlic, diced celery and diced carrot and a sprinkling of spring onions), tasted exactly like chicken rice. It was amazing.

Then I thought to myself that there must be more chilli sauce recipes out there, and I found one on White on Rice Couple and made some with some alterations. I wonder why we buy chilli sauce when homemade chilli sauce is so easy to make, and not to mention healthier. I particularly liked this chilli sauce recipe eaten with fish, but it could be eaten with anything.

You will need:

  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 50g red chillies
  • The cloves of 1 head of garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbs ketchup
  • 1 tbs vinegar
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • Salt to taste

Blitz the onion, garlic and chillies. Heat the coconut oil in a pan, add in the chilli mix and fry for a minute. [WARNING: you might be crying at this point.]  Add the ketchup,vinegar and fish sauce and simmer for 5-10 mins. Add salt and sesame oil and mix well. Once cooled, taste and add vinegar, sugar or salt to adjust flavour. If it’s too spicy to taste, then serve with a salt dispenser and a slice of lemon. I do think it tastes better the next day. It will happily stay in the fridge for a week.

Original Post by ShFizzle on FourHungryFizzles

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