26 December 2012,22:58 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Soak the dried peppers and dried chilli (if used) in boiling water for 30 minutes to soften.
  • Lightly toast the nuts in a dry frying pan.
  • Thoroughly drain the peppers and roughly chop the flesh.
  • Heat half the oil in a frying pan and gently cook the bread until golden. Drain.
  • Add the red pepper and dried peppers, fresh chilli (if used), tomatoes and garlic and fry gently, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  • Grind the nuts in a food processor. Add the bread and blend to a paste.
  • Add the tomato mixture and the remaining oil and blend again to make a thick sauce.
  • Add the vinegar to taste, season with salt and turn into a serving dish.
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve.


  • 20 grams dried sweet peppers 
  • 2 dried red chilli, or fresh chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 200 grams blanched almonds
  • 100 ml extra virgin cooking oil
  • 100 grams sliced bread, diced
  • 2 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 6 tomatoes, skinned and roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 
  • 4 tablespoons sherry vinegar salt

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