Chilli Jam.

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March 24th, 2009

Chilli jam makes a great base for stir fries and is an excellent way to preserve chilies.

Makes four tablespoons, enough for two stir fries.


  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 2 or more hot red chilli (or whatever kind of chilli you have)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Oil


Chop the onion, chilli and garlic.

Fry the onion in a pan with the oil on a medium heat for about two minutes until it starts to brown.

Add the sugar and a little more oil as needed and continue cooking for a minute until the sugar is dissolved and the onion is glossy.

Then add the garlic, ginger and chilli and cook for a minute.

The chilli jam can then be blended in the food processor or spice grinder until smooth or left as is.