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Mazavaroo Chilli Paste Recipe

Recipe Overview

Mazavaroo is a spicy combination dominated by red chillies. Together with garlic, oil and salt, a small spoon of this condiment adds a fiery punch to any meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 kg Red Chillies
  • 3 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp of vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of sugar
  • Lemon Juice (half lemon)
  • 3 Tbsp Oil


  • Add 1 kg of red chillies (washed and cleaned) in a sterilised jar
  • Add 3 tbsp of salt
  • Add 2 tbsp of vinegar
  • Cover with water
  • Allow to pickle fr 5 days to 1 week
  • Drain off the water and put the chilies in a blender
  • Add 1 1/2 tbsp of sugar
  • Add 4-5 garlic cloves
  • Add lemon juice (half lemon)
  • Add some of the pickled water
  • Blend
  • Add more water if required
  • Add 3 tbsp of oil
  • Grind to fine paste


Source: Cuisine Mauritian