Fresh garlic, red chile pepper sauce

October 6, 2018
Fresh garlic, red chile pepper sauce

Author Notes: I make this sauce every time I make any Asian, Indo-Chinese or Thai dish. It's fresh, fiery red and tasty. Annada Rathi

Serves: 2
Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 10 min


  • 14-15 pieces dry red chile peppers like arbol
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • 4 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe


  1. Soak the peppers in warm water for 30 minutes.
  2. Saute garlic in vegetable oil on low heat till the garlic acquires a golden brown sheen. The purpose of this step is to get rid of the raw taste of garlic. If you are fond of raw garlic, no need for sauteing it.
  3. Place the soaked peppers in a blender. You can use the soaking water in soup or beans. Add the rest of the ingredients in the blender. If you have sauted the garlic, use the leftover oil too.
  4. Now blend fine. Store this sauce in a glass container. It will last for about a week. Serve with noodles, fried rice or any Thai curry.

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