Garlic & Red Chilli Sauce

October 29, 2014mayurisjikoni
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Garlic & Red Chilli Sauce is an easy to make, versatile and fiery hot sauce made from fresh red chillis and garlic. It is my all time favorite as it goes well with anything from pakoras(fritters) to sandwiches. Add a bit to soups, dals or rice.  Smear a bit on parathas, rotis. Its such a versatile chutney. What I like best about this chutney is that it stays for days in the fridge.

Simple to make and you can make it according to your taste by by adding less or more chilis (peppers) or even the garlic. I prefer to leaves the seeds of the chilis to make the fiery hot sauce. Feel free to remove them if you want.


This time round for one of the Diwali lunches, where I had invited guests I wanted to make stuffed pepper as starters. Instead of buying the normal bell peppers, I decided to buy the long ones. The greengrocer assured me that they were just like the sweet peppers but only the shape was different. When I cut the pepper into half, instinct told me taste a wee bit. I did and my mouth was on fire. The peppers were hot! So a quick change of plans and I made a big batch of garlic and red chilli sauce.

The sauce went well with dhokras, dakor na gota. In fact my mamaji loved it so much that he requested I pack some for him. Since then, it has become a popular edible gift that I give to friends and family.


Enjoy Garlic & Red Chilli Sauce With:

Papdi No Lot/ Khichu

Patuda No Lot

White Dhokra/ Idada

Momo Soup

Chinese Bhel

Bao Buns


Ingredients Required For Garlic & Red Chilli Sauce:

  • Garlic – Need one big bulb of garlic. Peel and chop into pieces so it does not get stuck in the blades of the food processor.
  • Fresh Red Chillis – Wash them well. Remove the stem. Chop into big pieces. You can remove the seeds if you don’t want the sauce to be too hot. I leave them.
  • Vinegar – use good quality vinegar and vinegar substitute. I use either rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar.
  • Salt – add according to your taste.
  • Carom Seeds – ajwain, ajmo. Adds a bit of flavour. If you don’t have any, then omit it.
  • Oil – I like to use sunflower seed oil. Use any of your choice. I use about ½ – ¾ cup of oil. It helps to preserve the sauce and also the oil is flavourful which you can use to drizzle on a variety of food like soups, rice dishes, stews, noodles, etc.







Garlic & Red Chilli Sauce is an easy to make, versatile and fiery hot sauce made from fresh red chillis and garlic. It is my all time favorite as it goes well with anything from pakoras(fritters) to sandwiches.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Course condiment
Cuisine Indo-Chinese
Servings 1 cup


  • 14 fresh red chillis about 1 cup chopped
  • ¼ cup good vinegar
  • 1 large bulb garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp carom seeds
  • ½ -¾ cup oil


  • Cut the peppers into rings, discard the stem part.
  • If you want to remove the seeds, cut it lengthwise and scrape out the seeds using a small spoon.
  • Soak the chopped chillis or pepper in vinegar overnight or for 8 hours.
  • Next day peel the garlic and chop it into pieces.
  • Put the chopped chillis and garlic in the blender jug along with the vinegar and grind it to a coarse paste.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add carom seeds.
  • As soon as the seeds begin to sizzle, add the chili garlic paste.
  • Stir fry the mixture till it becomes hot.
  • Lower the heat and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes over low heat.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Store the chutney in a glass jar.


  • Add more oil if you like. Heat the oil properly before adding the paste.
  • If the sauce is not hot then add some chili powder while you are simmering it.
  • Soaking the chillis in vinegar for a long time prevents the sauce from going bad in a short time.
Keyword garlic and red chilli sauce, red chilli sauce, homemade


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  • Amrita Roy

    October 30, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Spicy chutney

  • Shobha

    November 3, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    I love spicy chutneys. Always have this in stock.

  • Cindy Gordon

    November 3, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Oh this looks great. My husband loves chutneys!

  • Jolly Homemade Recipes

    November 3, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I love varities of chutneys..yummy !!

  • Elizabeth R.

    November 4, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Nice chutney. I love spicy versions too!

  • Varada

    June 27, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Sounds super spicy! I like the idea of using the oil and chutney to flavor other dishes.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 27, 2018 at 6:16 am

      Thanks Varada.

  • Srivalli Jetti

    June 27, 2018 at 8:18 am

    That chutney surely looks super spicy!..very nice pictures..would surely want to try it sometime.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 27, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks Srivalli.

  • Harini

    June 28, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Wow! Looks so fiery and flavorful.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 29, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks Harini.

  • Priya Suresh

    June 30, 2018 at 10:13 am

    An absolute treat for spicy lovers. What an aromatic chutney and am sure this chutney will definitely some spicy lovers at home.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 6, 2018 at 1:15 am

      Its a pretty versatile chutney, though I don’t eat extras-icy food, a little bit of the chutney mixed into a dish helps to make it so tasty.

  • gayathriraani

    July 2, 2018 at 11:37 am

    That is a fiery hot chutney and love the vibrant colour. We make something similar but with tamarind instead of vinegar…

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks Gayathri.

  • Renu

    July 2, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    yum yum…this looks super spicy and inviting.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks Renu.

  • Annapurnaz

    July 3, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    This is such a hot chutney. My son will surely love it

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 6, 2018 at 12:56 am

      Thanks Ritu.

  • cookingwithsapana

    July 7, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Garlic and red pepper chutney looks so tempting. I am drooling over looking at the pictures..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 8, 2018 at 2:48 am

      Thanks Sapana.

  • chefmireille

    July 10, 2018 at 5:48 am

    love the bright vibrant color of this chutney

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 10, 2018 at 5:52 am

      Thanks Mireille.

  • preeti garg

    August 7, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    wow.. looks so perfect and lovely dip recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 9, 2018 at 5:19 am


  • Archana

    January 29, 2022 at 10:55 am

    5 stars
    This fiery chutney with red chilli and garlic is different from what I make normally. Looks delicious and must make some love the use of vinegar here will keep the chutney fresh for a long period.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 29, 2022 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you so much Archana. Yes a bit different,but very chatpata.

  • Priya Vj

    February 3, 2022 at 9:18 am

    5 stars
    Garlic red chillinsauce sounds like a perfect accompaniment for all finger foods .. I think it will go well while making some.mexican rice or even fried rice varities .loved the bright red color and burst of flavors it will impart when added to a recipe

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 3, 2022 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you so much Priya. It definitely is a handy sauce to have in your fridge.

  • Seema Sriram

    February 4, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    5 stars
    I am planning to make some condiments to help making some easy meals this week. This will be such a lovely handy sauce.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 5, 2022 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks Seema, it is a very handy condiment. Goes with almost any dish. So go ahead and make it. I add more oil to make it last longer and also we sometimes use only the oil to drizzle on soups.Lends a delightful flavour.

  • Kalyani

    February 6, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    5 stars
    the deep red hue of this chilli garlic sauce is sure to whet our appetite as well as making everyday dishes even delicious ! what a colour it has got..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 7, 2022 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you so much Kalyani, it is all from the fresh red chillis we get in Kenya.

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