Bird's eye chilli paste

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Bird's eye chilli paste
Bird's eye chilli paste
Servings:Servings: 40 - Makes about 350-400ml
Calories per serving:0
Ready in:2 hours, 20 minutes (mostly cooling time)
Prep. time:2 hours, 10 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:3rd November 2012

A very hot paste for use in many Indian dishes


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  1. Place the chillies in a saucepan and add enough water to cover.
  2. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool in the liquid and drain.
  4. Blend the chillies in a food processor, adding a little of the water in which it cooked, if necessary.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


You can make this with any dried chillies, but if you use milder ones you may need to add more of the paste to your recipe.

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