Peri Peri Sauce Recipe

Peri–Peri Sauce (Piri-Piri Sauce)

Peri–Peri Sauce (Piri-Piri Sauce)

Peri Peri sauce…be careful, can be addictive. This African sauce has conquered the world of sauce lovers. Each one can have their own taste, which is satisfied by Peri Peri sauce. For some it is spicy, but some will say sour, some may find it lemony while for others its garlic!!! Peri Peri goes well with sandwiches and some uses as dips for your finger foods. Try to make Peri Peri chicken with this sauce, kids and adults will enjoy. For those spice lovers, Peri-Peri sauce is answer…being made with the cute bird’s eye chilli!!!


  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder/Paprika – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaves – 2 nos
  • Oregano – 1 tbsp (Dried)
  • Onion – 3 nos
  • Garlic – 1 Bulb
  • Bird’s Eye Chilli – 30 gms
  • Capsicum (Red) – 1 no
  • Tomato – 3 nos
  • Lemon Juice – Juice of 3 lemons
  • Lemon Zest – Zest of 1 lemon
  • Olive oil – 4 tbsp
  • Vinegar – 1/3 cup


Clean and roughly chop capsicum and onion. Give ‘X’ cut on the tomatoes and then dip them in boiling water. After about 3 to 5 minutes, move them into cold water and then peel the skin. Then remove the seeds from and roughly chop them.

Grind all the ingredients into a fine, smooth paste. Then transfer the paste into a heated pan. Bring it to boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. After cooling down, transfer it to a container and store it in the refrigerator for about a month.

Refer detailed step by step cooking video below