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From: Thai Vegetarian Cooking by Vatcharin Bhumichitr.


  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 3 large dry red chilis; deseeded - coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Heat the oil, fry the garlic until golden brown, removve with a slotted spoon and set aside.

In the same oil fry the shallots until crispy, remove and set aside. Fry the chilis until they darken, remove and place in a mortar with the shallot and garlic. Pound together.

Reheat the oil, add the paste and warm through. Add the sugar and salt and mix well to give a thick black/red sauce.

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