Homemade red chilli paste


This red chilli paste is a family recipe and one of our favourite homemade chilli! It’s creamy, packed with garlic and has a nice kick. Feel free to adjust the amount of bird’s eye chillies to make it hotter or less hot!

homemade red chilli paste

Servings 1 medium jar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 150 g long red chilli
  • 20 g bird's eye chilli
  • 50 g garlic peeled
  • 1 tbsp brown vinegar
  • 75 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp salt



  • This recipe uses a combination of Long Red and Bird's Eye chillies for the heat balance. If its not available in your area, any other chillies can also be used.


  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor until a smooth and velvety paste is obtained.
  • Taste the chilli paste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Store the chilli paste in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 months.



Love green chilli instead? Try our classic Mauritian green chilli paste recipe!
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Mauritian
Keyword: Dairy free, Gluten free, Lactose free, Vegan, Vegetarian

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