peri peri sauce recipePeri Peri Sauce Recipe is the home of Portuguese cuisine. It gives you hot and fiery sensation when used as the dipping sauce with chicken.

I have come across this recipe when I wanted to have Chicken Espetada Recipe, It’s not just chicken recipes it goes well with snacks like French fries and other chicken tikka recipes.

Sometimes when I am short of pizza sauce, I use this recipe to cover the pizza base and then put vegetables and yummy cheese. For making tangling pizza, along with this sauce, i use tomato sauce.

I have used both lemon juice and vinegar, if you don’t want to use vinegar, you can increase the quantity of lemon juice (2 tbsp. as a supplement). Sometimes you may feel spicier than you expected. In this scenario, you can adjust spiciness with lemon juice.


Onion – 1 no.

Red Chillies – 4 no.

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp. (optional if you need more spice)

Olive oil – ¼ cup (around 100 ml.)

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp.

Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp.

Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp.

Pepper powder – ½ tbsp.

Lemon juice – 3 tbsp.

White vinegar – 2 tbsp.

Salt – as per your taste

Preparation of peri peri sauce recipe:

  • Remove the stems of red chillies and soak for 3-4 hours in water.
  • Slice the onions into medium size.
  • Dry roast coriander and fenugreek seeds.
  • Put red chillies, onions, coriander leaves, pepper powder, roasted coriander and fenugreek seeds in a blender.
  • Blend for a minute and add olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar and salt.

Tip: If you like to have spicy you can use red chilly powder or else you can skip this ingredient.

  • Blend all together to smooth paste.
  • In order to increase shelf life of peri peri sauce recipe, store in an airtight container and refrigerate.
  • You can use this recipe with all kinds of non-vegetarian side dishes and tikka recipes.