Omani Chilli Dip Recipe - Garlic, Onion, Tomato, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Oil

Chilli Dip

Omani Chilli Dip Recipe - Garlic, Onion, Tomato, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Oil
Region / culture: Oman | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4-6


Chilli Dip
Chilli Dip

Chilli dip is a spicy and flavorful condiment that can be used as a dip for snacks or as a spread for sandwiches. It adds a kick of heat to any dish and is perfect for those who love spicy food.


Chilli dip has its origins in Asian cuisine, where spicy condiments are commonly used to add flavor to dishes. It is a versatile recipe that can be customized to suit individual preferences for heat level and flavor.


How to prepare

  1. Remove the seeds from the chillies.
  2. Soak the chillies in lukewarm water for half an hour.
  3. Place all the ingredients in a mixer and grind them to a fine paste.
  4. If needed, add a small amount of water.
  5. For an enhanced flavor, grind the dip using a traditional mortar and pestle.


  • Add a squeeze of lime juice for a tangy twist.
  • Mix in some chopped cilantro or mint for a fresh herb flavor.
  • Blend in some roasted peanuts for a nutty texture.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Adjust the number of chillies used in the recipe to control the level of spiciness.

- For a milder dip, remove the seeds from the chillies before grinding.

- Experiment with different types of chillies to vary the flavor profile of the dip.

- Store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chilli dip with chips, crackers, or vegetable sticks.

- Use it as a spread on sandwiches or wraps.

- Add a dollop to soups or stews for an extra kick of flavor.

Cooking Techniques

Grinding the ingredients to a fine paste ensures a smooth and creamy texture for the dip.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use green chillies for a milder flavor.

- Substitute tomato sauce for ketchup if desired.

- Swap olive oil for a healthier alternative.

Make Ahead Tips

The chilli dip can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the chilli dip in a small bowl garnished with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro or a drizzle of olive oil.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the chilli dip with grilled meats, seafood, or roasted vegetables for a spicy kick.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store the chilli dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

- Allow the dip to come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

50 per serving


5g per serving


3g per serving


1g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin C: 50% of daily value per serving


Allergens: None


This chilli dip is low in calories and fat, making it a healthy condiment option.


Chilli dip is a spicy and flavorful condiment that can be easily made at home with just a few simple ingredients. It is a versatile recipe that can be customized to suit individual preferences for heat level and flavor. Serve it with chips, crackers, or as a spread for sandwiches for a delicious and spicy kick.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still picture the first time I came across this recipe for Chilli Dip. It was many years ago, during a family gathering at my friend Martha's house. Martha was known for her amazing cooking skills and always had a new dish to share with us. That day, she surprised us with a delicious Chilli Dip that instantly became a favorite among all of us.

As soon as I took a bite of the Chilli Dip, I knew I had to learn how to make it myself. Martha was kind enough to share the recipe with me, and from that day on, it became a staple at all of our family gatherings. Over the years, I have added my own twist to the recipe, making it my own special dish that everyone loves.

The secret to the perfect Chilli Dip lies in the combination of ingredients and the way they are prepared. The recipe calls for a mix of fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and a hint of garlic. These ingredients are sautéed together until they are soft and fragrant, creating a rich and flavorful base for the dip.

Once the vegetables are cooked, I add a can of diced tomatoes and a splash of tomato sauce to give the dip a slightly tangy and sweet flavor. To spice things up, I sprinkle in some cumin, chili powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. These seasonings give the dip a kick that keeps you coming back for more.

The final touch to the Chilli Dip is a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese. I let the cheese melt into the dip, creating a creamy and gooey texture that is irresistible. The dip is then transferred to a serving bowl and garnished with freshly chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

As I perfected the recipe over the years, I shared it with friends and family who all raved about its delicious flavor. It became my go-to dish for potlucks, parties, and game nights, always disappearing within minutes of being served. I felt a sense of pride knowing that my Chilli Dip was a hit wherever I brought it.

But the recipe for the Chilli Dip didn't stop there. I continued to experiment with different variations, adding ingredients like black beans, corn, and ground beef to create new and exciting versions of the dip. Each time I made a new batch, I would eagerly wait for the first taste test, hoping that it would be just as delicious as the original.

One day, while browsing through a cookbook at the local library, I came across a recipe for a similar Chilli Dip that used cream cheese as a base. Intrigued by the idea, I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised by how creamy and decadent the dip turned out. I knew I had stumbled upon a new favorite that would quickly become a crowd-pleaser.

As I continued to share my Chilli Dip recipes with friends and family, they encouraged me to enter a local cooking competition. I was hesitant at first, not wanting to put my beloved recipe to the test against others. But with their support and confidence in my cooking skills, I decided to take the leap and enter the competition.

To my surprise, my Chilli Dip won first place in the competition, earning me a trophy and a spot in the local newspaper. I was overjoyed by the recognition and proud to have my recipe acknowledged by others. It was a moment that I will always cherish, knowing that my love for cooking had paid off in such a rewarding way.

Now, whenever I make my Chilli Dip, I think back to that first time I tasted Martha's version and how it inspired me to create my own. I am grateful for the memories and the people who have supported me along the way, helping me to perfect a recipe that has brought joy and satisfaction to so many.

As I continue to share my Chilli Dip with others, I hope that it brings them as much happiness as it has brought me. Cooking is not just about following a recipe; it's about creating something that warms the heart and brings people together. And for me, that something will always be my beloved Chilli Dip.


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