Taste Tibet Sepen

Hot Chilli Dip

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    100 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Taste Tibet: Family recipes from the Himalayas

By Julie Kleeman and Yeshi Jampa

Published 2022

  • About

This unique and fiery dip can be used as the basis of many different chilli sauces, and is the perfect accompaniment to most Tibetan dishes. We hope that it will become your go-to condiment. The principal ingredient is chilli, but as it is slow-cooked with Sichuan pepper and other spices, there is a gentle release of heat in the mouth and it’s a complex and intriguing set of flavours, rather than a sudden chilli hit.

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