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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.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
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