Tibetan hot sauce, called sepen in Tibetan, is a popular accompaniment to Tibetan momos and other dishes.
While the nuns hand chop all their ingredients, this recipe can be made with a food processor or blender. Add this spicy sauce to anything you like, but be careful, this sepen is extremely hot! You can adjust the heat of the sauce by reducing the amount of red pepper.
Ingredients for Tibetan Hot Sauce
- 1 medium onion
- 2 medium tomatoes (Roma tomatoes work well)
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- chopped 2 stalks of green onion
- 2 stalks of celery
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dried red peppers (see the note below)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil for cooking
NOTE: You can adjust the spiciness of this recipe by using less red pepper and/or more of the other ingredients. Continue reading