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Zhug: spicy chili coriander sauce

Zhug: spicy chili coriander sauce

A spicy chili coriander sauce from Yemen.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 200 ml


  • Hand blender


  • 40 g Coriander
  • 20 g Flat leaf parsley
  • 10 g Mint leaves
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 3 Chilies according to choice and perception of spiciness
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin ground
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom ground
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds ground
  • 150 ml Olive oil
  • Salt


  • The spiciness is up to you. You can use more or less chilies than indicated in the recipe. You can also decide for yourself what kind of chili you want to use.
  • Roughly cut and discard the stems of coriander and parsley.
  • Peel garlic.
  • Remove seeds from chilies. Discard seeds. Coarsely chop chilies.
  • Finely puree all ingredients in a blender or with a hand blender.
  • Season to taste with salt.
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