Zhug - Middle Eastern Chilli Paste

Zhug - Middle Eastern Chilli Paste


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Variations of this sauce are made throughout the Middle East where it is popular on falafels and shawarmas. For a milder sauce, add some plain yoghurt before serving.

Herbie's Spices New South Wales, Australia

Makes: 200 ml

  • 2 teaspoons Herbie's Spices Whole Caraway Seed
  • 2 teaspoons Herbie's Spices Black Peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Herbie's Spices Whole Green Cardamom Seed
  • 1-2 green chillies, roughly chopped, more to taste
  • 1 large bunch coriander, leaves and stems, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 50ml olive oil

Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Lightly grind caraway, peppercorns and cardamom in a pestle and mortar.
  2. Put all ingredients except oil in a food processor and blend, slowly adding oil to combine.
  3. Blend until pale and smooth.

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