Green chilli zhoug

Zhoug is a yemenite chilli sauce with lots of garlic, coriander & parsley. This recipe makes a small pot and it keeps in the fridge for about two weeks. It’s fab on nachos!!


  • 4 green chillies

  • 4 cloves garlic (the bigger the better)

  • 1 heaped tsp cumin

  • 1 large bunch of coriander (about a 25g packet)

  • A smaller bunch of parsley (about half a 25g packet)

  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom

  • 1 tbsp pul biber (not essential, but tasty)

  • 1/2 tsp salt – add more to taste

  • Olive oil



1. Add all ingredients to a food processor.

2. Blend together and add olive oil to reach the desired consistency.

3. Transfer to a pot and use it as a chilli sauce on nachos or pizza (yum), it’s also great with falafel, or even just as a dip with crisps or crudités.

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