Nigerian Fried Red Pepper Sauce (Ata Dindin)
Thursday, 23 October 2008
DescriptionAta is the Yoruba word for chile pepper, and Nigerian chiles range from the tiny ata wewe to the large ata funfun. This sauce is served like a relish or dip with many West African dishes, particularly grilled meats.
At a glance
New Mexico Red
1 1/2 cups
Remove the chiles from the water and puree them in a blender or food processor. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the onion pureed chiles, tomato sauce and salt. Fry over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add 1 chopped bell pepper and cook with the onion mixture.