150g tomatoes, cooked in water for 8-9 minutes
3 to 4 dry red chilies, soaked in water for 30 minutes
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
1 tbsp dried timur berries (or sichuan GREEN peppercorns)
¼ teaspoon black peppercorns
¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar or add as required
1 tbsp sesame seeds/ tahini (optional)
Salt as required
– Blender (Jar blender or hand blender, alternatively any food processor)
– Boiling pan
- Blanch the tomatoes in a pan of boiling water for 8-9 minutes until softened.
- Add the tomatoes into the blender, along with the rehydrated chillies, garlic, timur berries, black peppercorn, sesame seeds (optional) and sugar.
- Blend to a smooth paste. Season with salt to taste.