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Piri Piri Sauce/Peri Peri Sauce

Piri Piri sauce is a hot sauce of Portuguese origin and is made of chillies. Ideally bird's eye chilli is used to prepare the sauce. As I didn't have any fresh red chillies with me, I decided to use dried chillies. The recipe I followed is that of BBC Good Food. You may want to adjust the number of
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine Portugese


  • 6-12 Dried red chillies or fresh chillies
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon Paprika powder
  • 100 ml Olive oil Vegetable oil /
  • 50 ml Vinegar


  • If using fresh chillies, roast them in a hot pan for 10 minutes.
  • Chop the chillies.
  • Take all the ingredients in a pan.
  • Simmer for 2-3 minutes and allow the mixture to cool.
  • Transfer all the ingredients to a blender.
  • Grind to a smooth paste.
  • If not using right away, transfer to an airtight continer.
  • It stores for a month at room temperature.