Pickled Green Chilli
Pickled green chilli is an essential condiment companion to many Chinese dishes. It is such a common condiment that I almost took it for granted and it hardly even occured to me to make my own at home. And I am glad I finally did – because unlike making sambal chilli which requires time and effort, the pickled green chilli recipe is almost a no-brainer, cheap, fast and effortless. Best of all, the home-made version tastes fresher than store-bought ones, without all the preservatives.
Pickled green chilli is typically not as hot as regular chilli sambal, it tastes a tad sour, sweet and mildly hot, and it is an irreplaceable condiment for popular local dishes such as fried bee hoon, hor fun and shredded chicken noodles.
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The quantities stated in this recipe fill a 200ml glass bottle (which I bought from Daiso for $2). If you are wondering why I made such a small bottle, it is because this bottle is enough to last me for a few weeks, and the recipe is easy enough for me to make a fresh bottle any time I want, so I don’t see the need to make a big jar at a go. Feel free to multiply the quantities to make more according to your needs.