A Simple Bhut Jolokia Sauce Recipe

by Patrice McCoy

The world renowned bhut jolokia sauce has been one of the most loved flavorings in the cooking world. Chefs all over the world would always come up with new ways to make this sauce with different kinds of ingredients. If one were to create this special sauce at home, there is actually a very simple and quick way to do it.

Now the secret of this flavoring lies in the type of chili that is used in making it. The bhut jolokia or the ghost pepper is known to be the hottest chili in the entire world. It comes from the country of India in areas like Nagaland, Manipur, and Assam. Aside from these areas, local farmers also discovered that it was possible to grow this vegetable in the outskirts of Bangladesh, a neighboring country of India.

Some things to take note of before starting is to always be very careful when dealing with a ghost pepper. It is always a must to wear some rubber gloves when handling these peppers because they are so hot that they can actually hurt bare skin. Another thing to take note of is that only a small amount of the chili should be used otherwise the sauce will be much too hot for people to handle.

So when starting, make sure that all of the ingredients are already ready for using. One will need the chili, a few cloves of garlic, chopped onions, cumin, vegetable oil, and salt and pepper. The first task is to slice a small piece of the chili and dry it out in the sun so that it can be mashed later on.

When the chili has finally dried off, it must be pounded into small pieces. In order to do this, one may use a blender to instantly crush it. Another way would be to pound it repeatedly until it is crushed. If none of the two mentioned are available, one may put the chili inside a small plastic bag and use a rolling pin to flatten it. Of course, this method may take a bit more time than the other two methods mentioned above.

Once the pepper is crushed, throw it inside the blender along with some onions and minced garlic. Then add a half table spoon of cumin along with one and a half tablespoon of vegetable oil. Then blend all the ingredients together until the sauce becomes a dark reddish color.

Then put the mix into a small pan and boil it under a weak fire. Simmer it for around fifteen minutes until a lot of bubbles start appearing. Eventually it will turn a bit thick and will soon be ready to serve.

Now this bhut jolokia sauce can be served with so many kinds of dishes. Some of its known partners are chicken wings, beef, and tacos. In fact, one may even use the sauce to make an extremely hot salsa and also a very spicy chili based oil that can be used for everyday cooking.

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